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Budget 2019: Demand of Separate Budget for Farmers

As the interim budget slated to be presented by the Union Finance Minister on February 1, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha has demanded a separate budget for farmers.

Tooba Maher

As the interim budget slated to be presented by the Union Finance Minister on February 1, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha has demanded a separate budget for farmers. 

The separate budget of farmers will address various issues of the farming community. The association also sought a waiver of all agricultural loans of farmers from nationalized banks and cooperative credit societies. 

In the petition submitted to the Collector, the association said that the government was yet to fix base prices for produces of farmers while the prices of pesticides, maneuvers, seeds, equipment and wages for workers were fixed. 

As per the association, farmers are often forced to sell theirs produces at low prices which are fixed by traders and intermediaries. 

The association wanted such issues to be addressed in the interim budget and the government to announce interest-free agricultural loans to revive the farming community. 

DMK MLA from Singanallur, N. Karthik, submitted a bunch of petitions to the District Collector like the one seeking the district administration to expedite the construction of the road overbridge at SIHS Colony which has been stalled for years.  

In another petition, Mr. Karthik sought the district administration to take pest control measures at the warehouses of Food Corporation of India (FCI) at Gandhi Ma Nagar and SIHS Colony near Ondipudur. The MLA also requested the Collector to take steps to re-lay the 2 km-long FCI Godown Road connecting Sathyamangalam Road which is not in a good state. 

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