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Demand for pattas to NE indigenous farmers

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 27 � The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party today raised its voice in support of the farmers of Assam and the rest of the North-east demanding that patta be given to the indigenous farmers of the region. It voiced concern that land rights were being given to illegal migrants in Assam, whereas scores of indigenous cultivators were denied that privilege.

Speaking at a meet organized in Guwahati, the national president of the Morcha, OP Dhankar, said that the rights of indigenous farmers must be protected at all cost.

The Morcha said that adequate support must be provided to farmers across the country as the agriculture sector was described to be in the doldrums. As is the case of farmers in the western nations, Indian farmers must be given due subsidies by the Union Government, Dhankar noted.

Blaming the Union Government for its policies, which led to scores of farmers committing suicide, Dhankar underlined the need for an effective policy that was more favourable to farmers and their families.

In view of inflation, the Morcha was in support of better prices for the produce of farmers, which could provide them with lives of dignity.

It was also mentioned that the farmers of the country were already facing difficult conditions, and therefore the sector that employed the maximum number of people should have more support from government and all other stakeholders.

When asked if the Morcha�s meet in Guwahati was a step taken in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state, Dhankar negating it said that the issues confronting farmers in the North-east were important and should be brought into focus.

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Demand for pattas to NE indigenous farmers

GUWAHATI, Nov 27 � The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party today raised its voice in support of the farmers of Assam and the rest of the North-east demanding that patta be given to the indigenous farmers of the region. It voiced concern that land rights were being given to illegal migrants in Assam, whereas scores of indigenous cultivators were denied that privilege.

Speaking at a meet organized in Guwahati, the national president of the Morcha, OP Dhankar, said that the rights of indigenous farmers must be protected at all cost.

The Morcha said that adequate support must be provided to farmers across the country as the agriculture sector was described to be in the doldrums. As is the case of farmers in the western nations, Indian farmers must be given due subsidies by the Union Government, Dhankar noted.

Blaming the Union Government for its policies, which led to scores of farmers committing suicide, Dhankar underlined the need for an effective policy that was more favourable to farmers and their families.

In view of inflation, the Morcha was in support of better prices for the produce of farmers, which could provide them with lives of dignity.

It was also mentioned that the farmers of the country were already facing difficult conditions, and therefore the sector that employed the maximum number of people should have more support from government and all other stakeholders.

When asked if the Morcha�s meet in Guwahati was a step taken in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state, Dhankar negating it said that the issues confronting farmers in the North-east were important and should be brought into focus.