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Maha: Head of agriculture task force lauds Telangana policies


Press Trust of India Nagpur (Maha)
Kishore Tiwari, chairman of the Vasantrao Naik Swavlamban Mission (VNSM), said Saturday that the BJP may take a leaf out of Telangana government's agricultural polices.
VNSM is a task force appointed by the BJP-led government in Maharashtra to address agrarian distress.
Tiwari said in a release here that while rural voters in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh threw out the incumbent BJP in recent elections, it was pro-farmer policies of the Telangana government which ensured the victory of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the southern state.
Saying that the BJP should appoint a "knowledgeable" agriculture minister in the Centre, he said that on the lines of Jharkhand and Telangana, a cash subsidy of Rs 5,000 per acre be given to every farmer.

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First Published: Dec 29 2018 | 5:45 PM IST

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