One farmer dying each hour in BJP rule: Congress | India Information

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NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday held the insurance policies of the ruling BJP dispensation accountable for farmers’ suicides within the nation, claiming that one farmer died by suicide each hour.
Addressing a press convention within the wake of a September 17 suicide of Pune-based Dashrath Lakshman Kedari, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate mentioned the farmer, in his suicide be aware, held “the BJP authorities’s insurance policies accountable for his dying and famous that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was involved solely with himself”.
“Dashrath Lakshman Kedari in his suicide be aware mentioned he didn’t have any cash to pay again his loans and was ending his life because of helplessness. He sought affordable MSP (Minimal Help Value) for farm produce as a farmers’ proper and blamed the insurance policies of the incumbent authorities for his resolution to finish life,” Shrinate mentioned.
She mentioned as many as 10,881 individuals concerned in agriculture died by suicide in 2021, which was 6.6 per cent of 1,64,033 suicide deaths final 12 months.
“This implies, on daily basis 30 farmers are dying by suicide and each hour multiple farmer is dying,” she mentioned.
Citing the Nationwide Crimes Document Bureau information, she mentioned greater than 53,881 farmers killed themselves between 2014 and 2021, which interprets to 21 deaths each day.
Shrinate mentioned it was ironic that 2022, the 12 months by which the federal government had promised to double the earnings of farmers, was truly witnessing “barely Rs 27 common earnings” for them.
“Who’s accountable for the dire straits of Indian farmers? The insurance policies of this authorities,” the Congress chief mentioned.
She additionally recalled the dying of over 700 farmers through the year-long farmers agitation towards the three agricultural reforms legal guidelines to allege the “authorities’s apathy in direction of farmers and the farm sector”.
Additional, she mentioned the federal government’s remarks earlier than the Supreme Courtroom that cost of MSP over and above 50 per cent of the associated fee to farmers would distort the market, and that the Centre’s resolution to not procure the produce if state governments purchased them above the MSP clearly went towards the farmers.
The Congress chief mentioned the federal government had “looted the farmers” by rising diesel costs, imposing a variety of GST on farm merchandise — 5 per cent on fertiliser; 18 per cent on pesticides, 12 per cent on farm gear, and 18 per cent on tractors, “pushing the manufacturing price to Rs 25,000 per hectare.”
Quoting information from the Nationwide Pattern Service Organisation, Shrinate mentioned the typical each day earnings of farmers now stood at Rs 12 as towards the typical mortgage of Rs 74,000.

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