District-level farmers’ conference on July 27

By TheHindu on 18 Jul 2017 | read

Several farmers associations, including the Karnataka Pranth Raita Sangha (KPRS), the All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS), the Rajya Krishi Karmikara Sangha (RKKS), the Republic Party of India (RPI) and the Welfare Party of India(WPI), will host a district-level conference to address the problems faced by farmers, here on July 27.

KPRS state president Maruti Manpade recently said that the conference will urge the Union government to introduce a Bill that aims for the welfare of the farmers and cover them under the scheme of old-age pension.

The conference would also demand government for the implementation of M.S. Swaminathan Committee report, he added.

Mr. Manpade accused the Union government of submitting an affidavit in the Supreme Court, expressing its refusal to implement the Swaminathan Committee report, which promises 50% more than the average cost of production.

The BJP government came to power promising to implement the report, he added.