BKS steps up pressure to revise MSP for cash crops, to give memos to Collectors

Speaking to The Indian Express, state BKS president Maganbhai Patel said that his organisation would submit memorandum to all 33 district collectors in one week.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:February 11, 2016 3:11 am

To bring pressure on the central government to raise the minimum support price for cotton, groundnut, castor and other chief agricultural crops, the state unit of the RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) is giving memorandum to district collectors seeking hike in MSP.

BKS which started the campaign two days ago, has submitted memorandum in seven districts so far.

Speaking to The Indian Express, state BKS president Maganbhai Patel said that his organisation would submit memorandum to all 33 district collectors in one week.

Stating that both the state and central governments should take initiatives as soon as possible to raise MSP, Patel said that farming had become unattractive for farmers because increase in cost of input and labour.

Patel said that farmers toiled day and night and yet, they were not able to arrange even basic necessities for their families.

“Hence, BKS wants the government to take immediate steps to revise MSP for cash crops like cotton. groundnut and castor in Gujarat,” said Patel.

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