Maharashtra: For paddy farmers, Congress seeks bonus of Rs 800 per quintal

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

“The Congress-ruled government in Chattisgarh has announced Rs 2,500 per quintal for paddy, whereas in Maharashtra, farmers are getting just Rs 1,600 to Rs 1,700 per quintal. Replicating a pre-election demand that worked well for it in Chhattisgarh, the Congress on Friday demanded that paddy farmers in Maharashtra be given a bonus of Rs 800 per quintal. Other leaders who spoke on the occasion also hit out at the “anti-farmer” policies of the ruling Shiv Sena-BJP. Our demand is that the state government should come out with a bonus of Rs 800 per quintal to make up for the loss,” said Chavan. AdvertisingCongress state president Ashok Chavan raised the demand during a party rally in Vidarbha’s Gondia, which has a sizeable paddy farming population.

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