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Proper redressal of farmers’ problems

10 Jun 2017
Proper redressal of farmers’ problems

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today had a direct dialogue with farmers. He had open discussion with farmers and various representative teams the whole day at BHEL Dussehra Ground. He assured farmers for proper redressal of their problems on their suggestions. Shri Chouhan did all the work while on fast.

During discussion with farmers Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that he is committed for all possible redressal of farmers’ problems. Representatives of farmers’ organizations put forth their problems in front of the CM in an amicable way. The Chief Minister heard the farmers patiently and said that the demands and suggestions of the farmers will be considered seriously and proper steps will be taken. He said to the farmers that he is overwhelmed by their support and that he respects their sentiments from the depth of his heart.

Expressing gratitude over the proposal of farmers to fast with him Shri Chouhan said that the people of the state were like God to him and he will not let them be in trouble. He said that every breath of his was for the people’s happiness, so he is ready to suffer for them. He will stay hungry for them. Shri Chouhan said that his fast is to bring back peace in state. He will not allow anyone to spread violence in state and so he will continue his fast till there is peace in state because he has begun the fast for peace and let the state move ahead.

During a discussion with representative teams of farmers the Chief Minister told that arrangement has been made to provide loan for both Kharif and Rabi crop simultaneously. Farmers told that they were happy that government will now purchase onions at Rs 8 per kg instead of Rs 6 per kg. Farmers demanded opening of more centres for purchase of onions and making support price fixation system more effective. Farmers said that support price should be fixed after regular study of the cost of state’s crops. Chief Minister told farmers that this arrangement is being made so that farmers get beneficial price.

Farmers told him about the problem of delay in payment of crop price. The farmers were told that arrangement has been made to make 50 per cent cash payment and rest by RTGS/NEFT daily. Farmers demanded arrangement of authentication of kabuli (Dollar) chana. He said that after authentication arrangement will ensure that they get beneficial price on dollar chana. Farmers told that they were happy with the purchase of summer moong and urad for the first time in the country in Madhya Pradesh.

Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh led by Shri Devnarayan Patel, Kisan Sena led by Shri Kedar Patel, Kisan Shoshan Virodhi Manch led by Shri Dilip Singh Pawar, Aam Kisan Union led by Shri Kedar Sirohi and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Shiv Sena, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Guna, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh Shajapur, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh Indore and Patidar Samaj Sangahan and several representative teams held open discussion with the Chief Minister.

Similarly Shri Radheshyam Yadav of Biaora, Shri Sundar Patidar Tumdi Bhopal, Shri Biralal Ahirwar Silwani, Shri Akhtar Qureshi Vidisha, Shri Shivlal Dhakad Raisen, Shri Ashok Chouhan Sehore, Shri Daulatram Khatik Vidisha, Shri Motilal Berasia Bhopal, Shri Devendra Yadav Ganj Basoda, Shri Ghanshyam Patidar Mugaliya Chhap, Shri Durgaprasad Dhakad Pachore, Shri Azad Singh Gurjar Ahmedpur, Shri Ramprasad Mandal Chopda Betul and Shri Shankar Barela eladiing the Guna farmer representative team held discussion. Similarly farmers and representatives from Jawar, Breli, Aagar, Saragpur, Rajgarh, Kurawar, Begumganj, Raisen, Shujalpur, Jamuniya, Chanchoda, Guna, Semra Dangi etc. gave suggestions.

It may be noted that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had given open invitation to farmers for discussion. He was available for discussion the whole day at BHEL Dussehra Ground. He is very pained with the incidents that took place during the farmers’ agitation. He is on fast to bring back peace in state. People’s representatives and senior officials were present. Shri Chouhan carried out his routine government work from the ground.