Increase Cane Prices, Double PM KISAN Funds: BJP MP Varun Gandhi Writes To UP CM

Seeking numerous aid measures for farmers in Uttar Pradesh, BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday wrote to state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding substantial rise in sugarcane costs, bonus on wheat and paddy, doubling the quantity of PM KISAN scheme and subsidy on diesel. Gandhi, a three-term MP from UP, has been advocating for re-engaging with protesting farmers to achieve a typical floor.

In the 2 web page letter to Adityanath, the Pilibhit MP listed out all the issues and calls for of the farmers and on the identical time additionally prompt options for a similar.

Tagging the letter on his Twitter deal with, Gandhi mentioned he has written to Adityanath indicating the issues of the farmers. “I hope issues of the sons of the soil will be heard,” he tweeted in Hindi.

In the letter, Gandhi prompt rising the sugarcane promoting value to Rs 400 per quintal that’s at present mounted at Rs 315 per quintal in UP.

Cane is especially grown in western UP, which is the epicentre of the farmers’ protest within the state in opposition to the Centre’s farm legal guidelines.

Farmers must be given extra bonus of Rs 200 per quintal above the minimal help value (MSP) of wheat and paddy, Gandhi mentioned within the letter.

He additionally demanded that the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme must be doubled to Rs 12,000 every year for farmers with the state authorities contributing Rs 6,000 from its personal funds.

The PM KISAN scheme is an initiative by the Centre by means of which all farmers will stand up to Rs 6,000 per yr as minimal earnings help. 

Sharing the farmers’ concern of excessive costs of electrical energy and diesel, Gandhi within the letter requested the UP Chief Minister to provide subsidy of Rs 20 per litre on diesel to farmers and cut back the facility costs with speedy impact.

Earlier on September 5, when giant variety of farmers gathered in Muzaffarnagar for a mahapanchayt organised by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines, Gandhi had mentioned the federal government ought to re-engage with them to achieve widespread floor as they’re “our own flesh and blood.”

“Lakhs of farmers have gathered in protest today in Muzaffarnagar. They are our own flesh and blood. We need to start re-engaging with them in a respectful manner: understand their pain, their point of view and work with them in reaching common ground,” Gandhi had tweeted by posting a video of the massive crowd in attendance.

The mahapanchyat was held forward of the essential UP meeting polls early subsequent yr. The farmers have been protesting in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines on the borders of the nationwide capital. Several rounds of discussions had been additionally held between the representatives of protesting farmers’ unions and Union ministers however talks have remained inconclusive.

The Centre has been insisting that the reforms have given farmers new alternative to promote their produce and rejected the criticism that the legal guidelines are aimed toward taking out the MSP regime and agricultural markets.


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