"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 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of committing a fraud with farmers, claiming he had given "a signed affidavit" to farmers that the Congress government would wave their entire debt.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that Amarinder Singh was trying to "befool" the people of Punjab by stating that central funds had not been received to initiate work on the Kartarpur corridor.
"If the Punjab government does not acquire land, then it cannot blame the Centre for its failure," she added.
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