States pull out a stock of sops and promises to woo the disgruntled farmer

What's on offer: Separate agricultural budgets, free water, stepped up direct transfers and a lot more

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
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Amid the ongoing farmers protest in several states against the three laws and the demand for legalising the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism, several state governments have announced measures to woo the farming community in their annual budgets the past few weeks.
The Central government too, in its latest Budget, had assured farmers the MSP mechanism would continue and also laid down a report card on its commitment towards the same during the past few years.
However, none of its efforts have yielded tangible results so far, as farmers continue with their protest schedule.

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First Published: Mar 03 2021 | 3:37 PM IST

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