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I’m in Delhi today and the first thing my cab driver said when asked about the protests in the name of farmers is this - ‘I’m a farmer and I completely support these acts. Its sickening to see protests of this sort’.
When probed further, I could hear these things evidently.
He has shifted to Delhi few years back as he couldn’t make any living out of agriculture. Now slowly & steadily he is alternating between driving a cab and farming back home. He says, he is getting the confidence to return to farming for the first time for the following reasons
1.The inputs costs on agriculture has gone down - fertiliser and seed costs are drastically down, soil health cards are available, an govt insurance cover in case his crops fail, INR 6000 that is being paid to all of the small farmers like him directly to their accounts etc.
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🇮🇳 #FarmersWithModi #Thread I grow a lot of my own food & I pay for food that I buy. No one here is doing me any favours. It’s a commercial arrangement.If these so called middlemen pretending to be farmers were genuine philanthropists there would be no starving ppl in India🇮🇳1/2
🇮🇳Ppl are hungry bcos they cannot afford to buy food & so cut the crap abt Annadatha...
People who own 100’s of acres of land are NOT poor by any means..So if they are going on #AntiNational Activities like seen in Delhi-Take this surplus land that they r holding from them 🇮🇳2/3
🇮🇳 & give it on lease to genuine farmers ...
Let’s cut out these over indulged ‘Middlemen pretending to be farmers-they are nothing but Over Appeased Class who have kept the poor labourer class poor for 70+yrs! Enough is enough! 3/3 #BharatBandhNahiHoga #FarmActsGameChanger
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Punjab has about 10 Lakh farm families (All India 15 crores). State govt gives them an electricity subsidy of about Rs 8000 crore. Center gives them a fertilizer subsidy of Rs 5,000 crore. That is Rs 13000 crores or about Rs 1.3 Lakhs per household.

See how since 2014-15 (When the Modi government came in power), procurement of rice by the center has consistently increased year on year.

Also, notice how MSPs saw a big jump in 2018-19. In 7 years, MSP for paddy is up by 43%.

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Look at state wise disparity in central procurement.

Punjab & Haryana sell almost entire production to the government. This year, even Andhra, Telangana and Chhattisgarh have sold more.

But large producers like UP, Bihar, West bengal are left out

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