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SAD seeks production subsidy for farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Bathinda 

(SAD) chief Wednesday sought production subsidy for farmers on the pattern of investment subsidy being given to the industry.

Former said he had already requested to introduce production subsidy concept for farmers.

"Production subsidy should be given to farmers on the pattern of investment subsidy given to the industry," he said after interacting with party workers at Goniana here.

"Farmers have no control over inputs like fertilisers and pesticides but their output is fixed as per government norms. This creates a dichotomy which should be addressed by granting them an annual subsidy," he added.

He also accused Chief Minister of committing a fraud with farmers, claiming he had given "a signed affidavit" to farmers that the government would wave their entire debt.

Meanwhile, alleged that was trying to "befool" the people of by stating that central funds had not been received to initiate work on the Kartarpur corridor.

She said had already made it clear that funds would be released once the acquired land for the Kartarpur corridor.

"If the does not acquire land, then it cannot blame the Centre for its failure," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:25 IST