The District Congress Committee on Tuesday submitted a memorandum in the name of the Governor to the Deputy Commissioner, Anish Yadav, regarding the shortage of DAP and drinking water, purchase of millet on MSP and compensation for crops destroyed due to rain. On this occasion, former minister Ashok Arora, former minister of state for home Subhash Batra, former CPS Ramkishan Gujjar, district coordinator Subhash Jodhpuria and other officials were present.
In the memorandum submitted by the Congress to the Deputy Commissioner, it was said that the time of sowing of Rabi crop is going on and the farmers need DAP, but there is a shortage of DAP in the district. Farmers are getting only a few bags of fertilizer after waiting in line for several hours, while the attitude of the government remains indifferent.
It was said in the memorandum that the government had assured to buy every grain of millet crop at MSP. Now the farmer’s crop has arrived in the market, so the government has given up on buying millet and now it is talking about buying only 25 percent. In this too many conditions have been imposed. The government has announced a price difference of Rs 600 per quintal, while the farmer is getting a price of Rs 1200 to 1300 quintal in the market. In such a situation, he is incurring a loss of about Rs 400 per quintal. The government should buy the entire crop of millet at MSP.
The Congress said in the memorandum that the cotton crop has been damaged to a large extent due to unseasonal rains in the district. Under the guise of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, private insurance companies looted the farmers, but today neither the government nor the insurance companies are ready to compensate for their loss. The government should immediately announce a compensation of Rs 40,000 per acre by getting a special girdawari done. Along with this, seven villages of Ellenabad light, including Karmashana, Kishanpura, Dhani Shera, Mithanpura, demanded a solution to the problem of drinking water. It was informed in the memorandum that there is a huge problem of drinking water in these villages. People have to get water from tankers which is costing them a lot. In the memorandum, the Governor has been urged to get the public problems resolved without any delay.