Not even a single penny for farmers in Centre’s economic package: Congress
The Congress, on Friday, blamed the administration for being “uncaring” towards ranchers and requested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman apologize for dismissing them in the COVID-19 monetary bundle.
Congress boss representative Randeep Surjewala said the supposed Rs 20-lakh crore bundle for counterbalancing the monetary aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic had end up being a “jumla bundle” and mirrored the “voodoo financial aspects” being trailed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
He said the administration had not placed a solitary penny in the pocket of ranchers or homestead workers through the bundle and asserted that ranchers had lost over Rs 50,000 crore this rabi season.
“One thing is totally certain that the supposed Rs 20-lakh crore monetary bundle has end up being a ‘jumla bundle’. It mirrors the ‘voodoo’ financial aspects’ being trailed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman,” Surjewala said at a question and answer session through video-conferencing.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman just talked grandiose things and enjoyed feature the executives, yet had done nothing concrete for ranchers or some other area of society.
Surjewala said ranchers had lost Rs 21,000 crore by trouble offer of wheat far beneath the base help value (MSP) and an equivalent sum through different yields like chana, sarson and masoor, while anoher Rs 10,000 crore was lost through pain offer of vegetables and natural products.
He asserted that since the business sectors were closed and ranchers need to sell at trouble costs as the administration was purchasing just 26.5 percent of the rabi crop at MSP.
“Neither ranchers nor ranch workers will profit by these ‘jumla’ declarations of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Today, ranchers and homestead laborers are baffled and frustrated,” he said.
Money Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Friday, gave subtleties of the third tranche of the Center’s monetary bundle, declaring alleviation for farming and partnered enterprises.
Head administrator Narendra Modi, not long ago, reported a total bundle of Rs 20 lakh crore (almost 10 percent of GDP) to give alleviation to different sections of the economy battered by the COVID-instigated lockdown. PTI