Updated: January 18, 2021 3:29:28 am
THE BIGGEST priority of the Narendra Modi government in Delhi is to double the income of farmers in the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in the north Karnataka district of Bagalkot while inaugurating an ethanol production facility of sugar baron and minister Murugesh Nirani who was recently inducted into the state cabinet on January 13.
Shah also praised Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for passing the three farm laws initiated by the Centre in the state.
“If there is a big priority of the Narendra Modi government it is to double the income of farmers,” Shah said at a programme in Kerakalmatti village organised by the MRN group which is involved in sugar production and other businesses.
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“Narendra Modi has done so much for farmers. I would like to ask the misguided Congress leaders who criticise our policies – why did the farmers not get Rs 6,000 per year when they were in power. They should answer why there was no crop insurance scheme for farmers and why no policy for agriculture was created. Why was the budget very small?” he said.
“The Karnataka government has passed the three farm laws initiated by the central government. I would like to congratulate the Yediyurappa government for passing the laws which will bring great benefit to farmers. They will be able to sell their produce anywhere in India and the world,” Shah said.
Yediyurappa, who spoke on the occasion, said apart from the farm laws, the BJP government would do everything possible to improve the agriculture sector and the welfare of farmers.
The Congress in Karnataka is incidentally planning to launch a statewide agitation from January 20 against five new laws introduced by the BJP government in Karnataka, including the farm laws and a land reform law.
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