MAYEM: Union Minister Prakash Javdekar has urged the Goan farmers not to fall prey to the political agenda on newly enacted agricultural laws while saying that the Congress party has always deprived the farmers of their rights.
Javdekar, who is in Goa as part of the Central government awareness on the recently passed farm laws, said that he was here as a central government initiative to make farmers aware of their benefits.
Explaining the laws further, the minister said, the Swaminathan commission had proposed three times the average production cost to the farmers but every time the Congress had rejected the proposal.
“These laws are to benefit the farmers to get better revenue. Prime Minister Modiji has enacted several laws for the farmers of the country which will benefit the farmers immensely,” the minister informed.
“Please does not fall prey to the Opposition’s agenda, majority of farmers have supported the new laws. Opposition to this law is only for politics,” he said.
The minister said that under the Modi government farmers have got Krishi Cards, water supply, new bank accounts, etc,” he stated.
Pointing to the agitation in Punjab, Javdekarji said that in Punjab Akali Dal, Congress, AAP are opposing this law only for politics.
He urged the Goan Farmers to approach the respective Zonal Agriculture Officers (ZAO) to cross check and verify that their names are listed as beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan Yojana) and other farmer welfare schemes.