Sat. Feb 24th, 2024


Chandigarh– Former union minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal right this moment mentioned the union authorities had didn’t double farmer earnings, improve employment, management inflation and enhance the lot of the poor and downtrodden.

Speaking on the President’s Address in parliament, Mrs Harsimrat Badal mentioned “even though the President had stressed that improving the lot of farmers, poor and youth was the focus of the union government, the same has not been supported with data”.

Asserting that the information was on the contrary, the Bathinda MP mentioned despite the fact that the union authorities had promised to double farmer earnings by 2022, this promise remained elusive. “As per the data of the National Statistical Office (NSO) the average income of agriculture households increased from Rs 8, 000 per month in 2015 to only Rs 10, 000 per month in 2019”. She mentioned in stark distinction the NSO information revealed that the common debt of farmers had elevated by 58 per cent in the identical interval. “As many as 10, 880 farmers also committed suicide in 2021 as per the Centre for Science and Environment”, she added.

Stating that farmers have been most indebted in Punjab with small farmers within the State incurring a debt of Rs 3 lakh per farmer, Mrs Badal mentioned the problems of farmers have been additionally not being addressed. “Despite a clear cut undertaking by the central government that a sub-committee would be formed to make minimum support price (MSP) a legal right of farmers, the same was not done”. She mentioned at the same time as there was an 80 per cent improve in agriculture inputs, the rise within the MSP was elevated by 30 per cent solely. She additionally disclosed how there was a 26 per cent lower within the Kisan Samman Nidhi beneficiaries in Punjab which was contributing essentially the most to the nationwide meals kitty. She mentioned equally despite the fact that crop insurance coverage corporations had earned Rs 57, 000 crore, farmers in Punjab didn’t get any compensation for successive crop losses despite the fact that its chief minister – Bhagwant Mann had promised to launch compensation for crop losses even earlier than the conduct of the girdawari.

Speaking in regards to the state of the youth, the previous union minister mentioned as per the World Bank Data the unemployment charge was 23 per cent in India. She mentioned 43, 000 professionals have been recorded to have dedicated suicide at the same time as there was a 68 per cent improve within the charge of scholars going overseas. She mentioned in Punjab itself, the enrolment of youth in increased training programs had diminished by 50 per cent because of huge frauds within the SC Scholarship scheme in the course of the tenure of the earlier Congress authorities.

Talking in regards to the menace of medication within the nation, Mrs Badal mentioned the state of affairs was precarious in Punjab with drones from Pakistan flying in medicine into the State. “A demographic disaster is taking place but the central government is yet to come out with a concrete policy to stop the influx of drugs into Punjab from across the border”.

Speaking in regards to the state of the poor, Mrs Badal mentioned as per information as many as 74 per cent of Indians weren’t capable of afford wholesome meals. She mentioned correspondingly since 2012 there had been a 40 per cent improve in petrol costs, 60 per cent improve in diesel costs, 70 per cent improve in pulses and a 77 per cent improve in milk costs. She additionally disclosed how the RBI had disclosed that there had been a 5.1 per lower in annual family financial savings in 2023 even because the annual monetary liabilities of households elevated by 5.8 per cent of GDP throughout the identical interval. “This is surely not acche din”, Mrs Badal added.

The Bathinda MP additionally spoke on how the National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) had disclosed that there was a ten per cent improve in crime towards ladies in 2023. She additionally requested when the ladies reservation regulation could be carried out, saying this was the necessity of the hour.

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