Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


Chandigarh-The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha members from Punjab Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal raised essential points pertaining to Punjab within the parliament on Monday. The AAP MP talked in regards to the problems with the agriculture sector and farmers and appealed to the Modi authorities to open the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan for enterprise functions.

AAP MP Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal raised the problems of the Agriculture sector and Punjab’s farmers. He apprised the parliament in regards to the issues confronted by the farmers of Punjab because of the monetary disaster. He refers back to the well-known saying “Uttam Kheti, Madham Vapaar, Nikhidh Chakri” mentioned that farming was thought of the most effective occupation however now it’s a enterprise of loss. That is why the youth of Punjab are leaving it behind and migrating to different nations and they’re taking tens of millions and billions of Punjab’s cash with them.

AAP chief mentioned that on a regular basis 114 farmers and every day wage labourers die by suicide and our system and authorities is chargeable for that. The Central Government ought to lend a serving to hand to our farmers to get them out of the monetary disaster. Seechewal mentioned that the federal government publicizes MSP for 23 crops however they solely do the formality of it as a result of solely wheat and paddy are purchased at MSP and for the remainder of the crops farmers don’t get truthful costs. He mentioned that the federal government finalised RS 1962 per quintal as MSP on maize however farmers have been pressured to promote it for 700 to 1200 per quintal in markets. The authorities ought to implement MSP assure legislation as they promised our farmers once they have been protesting for his or her rights and be sure that farmers ought to get a good value for all their crops. 

He additional added that the Modi authorities ought to implement the Swaminathan fee report to enhance the agriculture sector of our nation and making farming a worthwhile enterprise for farmers might be a real homage to M.S. Swaminathan. He additionally demanded that the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan needs to be opened for enterprise functions as a result of when our farmers are promoting potatoes for five Rs/kg, in Pakistan it’s being offered for 150 Rs/kg. It is similar potato but it surely reaches Pakistan through Gujarat or Dubai. He mentioned that opening the Wagah Border for enterprise functions might be a monetary enhance for Punjab and its agriculture sector. He added that regardless of all our variations and points with China, we nonetheless do enterprise with them and it needs to be the identical for Pakistan too.

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