Monday, December 21, 2015

Demand in Rajya Sabha for setting up Farmer's Commission

NEW DELHI: A demand for setting up of a Farmers' Commission was made in Rajya Sabha today as members expressed concern over the plight of farmers during a discussion on the flood and drought situation in the country. 

Participating in a short-duration discussion on the 'Serious situation arising due to floods and drought in the country', K C Tyagi of JD(U) took potshots at the government saying while it has run from pillar to post to pass the GST bill, it never took any such initiative .. 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Swaraj Abhiyan demands 'farm income commission'

Jaikisan Andolan, a Swaraj Abhiyan-led farmers' movement, today demanded that the Centre set up a "farm income commission" and ensure minimum wages for the agricultural community before implementing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. 

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the group noted that the disparities between agriculture and other sectors are set to "widen" following the acceptance of the recommendations, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav said.