Lok SabhaRajya Sabha

February 5, 2019

Dinesh Trivedi asks a Question on welfare schemes for farmers

Dinesh Trivedi asks a Question on welfare schemes for farmers

FULL TRANSCRIPT

Madam the answer which I have got from the Hon’ble Minister is absolutely wrong. The answer says that there is no specific mention of stagnation in farmers’ real income.

I want to read from the economic survey which says in the last 4 years the level of the real agriculture GDP and the real agriculture revenue has remained constant. So, I am not wrong when I say that the farmers’ income has really stagnated and the farmers’ income has not gone beyond 1.9%.

My supplementary Question is that the Government has promised that they will double the farmers’ income by 2022. The question is, income is related to cost, with the reference of cost you can calculate the income.

What is parameter of the cost you are taking? You are not taking the Swaminathan Committee’s definition of the cost. In other words, Swaminathan says MSP should be 1.5 times the C2 instead of 1.5 times A2+FL. So, what is the definition of cost you are taking?