MEMBERS OF the Congress and farmers under the leadership of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda held a protest march against the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna at Amnala. Hooda criticised the BJP government in Haryana for being “anti-farmer.”
Addressing the gathering, Hooda said the crop insurance scheme was a “kisan loot yojna.” The government was forcing the farmers to pay premium even when they did not want to take insurance. He said the party would continue to protest till the government withdraws the scheme.
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Hooda said, “The deadline given by the government to get crop cutting experiment done was September 21. However, the work has not been completed. Banks have deducted premium from the accounts of farmers which is illegal. The farmers should be returned the amount. While premium is being taken per acre, the return will be by considering one village as a unit.”
It was further pointed out that the farmers are being looted again as the procurement of paddy is on. He said that they are getting rates lesser than the Minimum Support Price.