Not even a single penny for farmers in Centre's economic package Congress



New Delhi, Could 15
The Congress, on Friday, accused the federal government of being “insensitive” in direction of farmers and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman apologise for neglecting them within the COVID-19 financial bundle.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned the so-called Rs 20-lakh crore bundle for offsetting the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic had proved to be a “jumla bundle” and mirrored the “voodoo economics” being adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

He mentioned the federal government had not put a single penny within the pocket of farmers or farm labourers by the bundle and claimed that farmers had misplaced over Rs 50,000 crore this rabi season.
“One factor is completely clear that the so-called Rs 20-lakh crore financial bundle has proved to be a ‘jumla bundle’. It displays the ‘voodoo' economics’ being adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman,” Surjewala mentioned at a press convention by video-conferencing.

He mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman solely talked huge issues and indulged in headline administration, however had performed nothing concrete for farmers or some other part of society.

Surjewala mentioned farmers had misplaced Rs 21,000 crore by misery sale of wheat far beneath the minimal assist worth (MSP) and an equal quantity by different crops like chana, sarson and masoor, whereas anoher Rs 10,000 crore was misplaced by misery sale of greens and fruits.

He claimed that for the reason that markets have been shut and farmers need to promote at misery costs as the federal government was shopping for solely 26.5 per cent of the rabi crop at MSP.
“Neither farmers nor farm labourers will profit from these ‘jumla’ bulletins of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. At the moment, farmers and farm staff are pissed off and upset,” he mentioned.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Friday, gave particulars of the third tranche of the Centre’s financial bundle, asserting reduction for agriculture and allied industries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier this week, introduced a cumulative bundle of Rs 20 lakh crore (practically 10 per cent of GDP) to supply reduction to numerous segments of the financial system battered by the COVID-induced lockdown. PTI
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