For the last few months, particularly since the occurrence of a huge farmer rally in a state which is ruled by the party which leads the central government, the centre has been showing more interest in the affairs of farmers.
This change in approach has been perceived by many as an attempt to contain the potential damage the powerful community of farmers might do in the upcoming general election. Whatsoever, the central government is at present very keen to resolve the miseries that the farmer community faces.
The latest example of this change in approach is the approval given by the central cabinet to the Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA), the scheme aimed to ensure the benefit of Minimum Support Price for the farmers who are growing pulses, oilseeds and copra.
Actually, the scheme is going to club together all those schemes exist in the segment at present and is expected to give some additional features to the clubbed scheme.
Several farmer communities have welcomed the central government’s initiative, though some critics have termed it as an electoral gimmick.
The farming community is an integral part of our society. It plays a vital role in the electoral politics of our country.
It is satisfactory that the community gets attention at least during the election time. Don’t you feel that our farmers should stand united ll the time at least for their basic necessities?
Vignesh. S. G
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