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'Implement Swaminathan commission recommendations'

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

: A farmer's body in today urged the Centre to expedite implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations to alleviate the plight of farmers, who have been facing serious economic crisis for the last few years.

Though Prime Minister Modi had time and again assured that the right Maximum Support Price would be fixed for farmers' produce on the lines of the recommendations, the had so far failed to act, Federation of Agriculturists Associations secretary, S Nallasamy said here in a statement.

With farmers in struggling for survival due to three consecutive droughts, bringing agricultural activities at a standstill, implementation of the recommendations would give them much needed succour, he said.

Nallasamy said though farmers had requested successive governments to implement the Swaminathan Commission report, submitted in 2005, the BJP-led had implemented the seventh Pay Commission to employees, thus again neglecting farmers, who are the backbone of the nation.

The then Manmohan Singh also had put the n report on the backburner and implemented the sixth pay Commission, Nallasamy said.

Considering the plight of farmers across the country,the should implement the Commission's recommendations at the earliest, he said.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 15:57 IST