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AAP leader visits farmers to assess loss from crop damage due to rains

Last modified March 22, 2016 08:58

Millennium Post. New Delhi, 20 March 2016

Aam Aadmi Party leader and convenor of Delhi, Dilip Pandey, conducted an inspection of farms damaged on account of the unseasonal rain and hailstorms. Nangal, Bazitpur, Qutabgarh, Tatessare, Jyonti and Nizampur villages were visited. All the farmers were forlorn as the crop damage this year seems to be even greater that it was during the last unseasonal rains. Dilip Pandey walked through many farms to assess the extent of crop damage. Vegetable farming has taken a real beating with onion and spinach farms being totally destroyed. The farmers showed the AAP teams samples of the ruined crops and it was found that wheat and mustard farms have been damaged beyond repair. Many farmers’ associations gave Pandey written appeals for help. They said that they have no faith in the BJP and Congress who make false promises and never return.

 

Pandey assured the farmers that he has been sent by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the Delhi government understood the seriousness of the plight of the farmers who had lost everything due the frailties of the weather and the complete absence of any pragmatic insurance coverage. He would report immediately to the government and help frame a substantial and speedy solution. Pandey also came across the predicament of landless farmers who pay advances to landowners to farm on their lands. Whenever compensation is received from the government, it goes to the land owner — and the landless farmer who has actually paid an advance to the landowner is left with a double whammy. Pandey held a discussion with the village elders to find a way to ensure that the compensation goes to the right persons.

 

Source: Agriculture Today, AgriNews, <sanjay.km15@gmail.com>

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