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Grant industry status to farming, says Sachin Pilot

Congress leader SAchin Pilot says Rajasthan farmers still await compensation, says Cong. leader

“If the agricultural sector has to be strengthened then agriculture must be given industry status. The BJP government in Rajasthan must gather the courage to do that,” said Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot here on Sunday.

Such a move would give relief to the farmers of Rajasthan since agriculture would then encompass loan exemption, insurance, facility for taking loans, and access to markets, Mr. Pilot said.

The Congress leader had claimed that over 60 farmers had committed suicide in Rajasthan in 2015 as their crop was destroyed due to excessive rainfall.

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