BJP national convention: welfare of farmers, upliftment of the poor resolutions adopted

BJP national convention: welfare of farmers, upliftment of the poor resolutions adopted

Courtesy : Agencies13/01/2019 09:05

New Delhi: Amid opposition attacks that the Narendra Modi government has failed to get the farmers their due, the BJP national convention here passed a resolution on the steps taken by the NDA dispensation for welfare of farmers and the growth in the agriculture sector.

 Another resolution on the work done for upliftment of the poor was also adopted. The resolution on agriculture underlined that the Modi government had implemented the Swaminathan Commission report and given 1.5 times the cost of production to the farmers.

 It has also increased the budget allocated to the agriculture sector to Rs 2,11,694 cr. The process of procurement of crop produce and agriculture trade has been improved.

 The Modi government is committed to doubling the farmer’s income by 2022, the resolution said.

 The resolution emphasised that the Modi government is working towards strengthening the job sector in rural areas. The salary given to Kisan Mitra has been doubled to Rs 12,000; Block Development manager’s salary has been hiked from Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000; the grant given for inter-state exposure visit to a farmer per day has been increased from Rs 800 to Rs 1,000.

Moving the Resolution on Garib Kalyan, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in 2014 when the NDA government was formed, onethird of the population did not have a bank account.

When the Prime Minister realised this, he sent the banks to the people to open zero balance accounts. “It is because of the PM’s strong will that everybody has a bank account today,” Swaraj said, referring to the Jan Dhan accounts.

The Modi government has tried to counter “suit-boot ki Sarkar” charge with measures aimed at the welfare of the farmers and the poor.

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