KERALA

NREGP arrested suicide trend, says MLA

A Correspondent

KALPETTA: Successful implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) and steps taken by the State government to protect prices of essential commodities and provide support prices to farmers have helped to arrest the tide of suicide by farmers in Wayanad district, P. Krishnaprasad, MLA, said here on Sunday.

He was presenting a paper on “The peasant agitations and the aftermath: the lessons of Wayanad experience” at the three-day national seminar on “Global financial crisis and Indian peasantry” being organised by the All India Kisan Sabha and the All India Agricultural Workers’ Union here.

Model

Mr. Krishnaprasad said Wayanad had become a model for the country in the implementation of the NREGP .The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government had given special attention to the implementation of the programme in Wayanad district.

He said one of the main reasons for the successful implementation of the NREGP was the direct and effective involvement of the grama panchayats in which the Left Democratic Front (LDF) was in power.

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