UNION GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAY AMOUNT SPENT ON IN-SITU MANAGEMENT OF PADDY STRAW: MP DR AMAR SINGH

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  • DURING HIS ADDRESS IN PARLIAMENT TODAY, TERMS REGISTRATION OF FIR’s AGAINST FARMERS UNFORTUNATE
  • SAYS DIRECTIONS ISSUED FROM DELHI WITHOUT CHECKING GROUND REALITIES

Ludhiana, November 20:

Dr Amar Singh, Member of Parliament from Fatehgarh Sahib, has appealed to the Union government that keeping in mind poor financial health of the farming community, they should pay entire amount spent by farmers for in-situ management of paddy straw and agricultural residue. He said this while addressing the Indian Parliament during the discussion on “Climate Change and Pollution”.

During his address, Dr Amar Singh defended farmers of Punjab and said that its unfair to farmers that cases are being registered against them. Instructions are passed often from Delhi without understanding the ground realities. He said farmers have a very small window to sow wheat. For starters, lets understand why farmers burn stubble. New machines being suggested are adding massive new costs to farmers. “How can distressed small farmers afford these new costs. Worst condition currently is of farmers with 70-80% of them being distressed currently. The central Government should take responsibility to bear these new costs,” said Dr Amar Singh.