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April 21, 2015

Waive the loans of farmers affected by rainfall: Sudip Bandyopadhyay

Leader of the party in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, today urged the Central government to waive the loans of farmers who have been affected by the unseasonal rainfall.

He also suggested that the Centre must work more closely with the State government to provide relief to the potato and mango farmers in West Bengal as well as the rest of India.

“Farmers have been forced to go for distress sale. They are been compelled to sell potatoes at the rate of Rs 3-3.50 per kg which is far below their production cost. It is a very pathetic situation,” he said.

He also added that Government of West Bengal is purchasing potatoes for ICDS and mid-day meal programme at the rate of Rs 5-5.50 per kg from farmers.

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