Given that the average yearly increase in the consumer price index (CPI) for rural India has been 5 per cent during this period, it means crop prices have actually fallen in real terms for farmers, who mostly sell their produce wholesale and buy everything retail.
Claiming that the Centre had successfully managed to turnaround the "slowing economy" and put it on the fast track growth, he said the journey of the last 5 years has been exhilarating as well as encouraging for the country.
The Congress is also preparing to also cite example of its governments in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in giving farming solutions and “complete” loan waiver to farmers. The party also plans to hold Lok Sabha constituency-wise meetings to reach out to farmers.
Last October, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had sought financial aid worth Rs 7,962 crore from the Centre. This was after the state government declared drought in 151 of the total 355 talukas in Maharashtra.