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An umbrella body of 182 farmers'
organisations today expressed dismay over the Minimum Support
Price declared for Kharif crops by the Centre recently.
The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh said that Centre's MSP
formula was not based on the C2+50 (comprehensive cultivation
cost plus 50 per cent) recommendation made by the National
Commission on Farmers headed by M S Swaminathan.
The RKM's core committee member Jagjit Singh
Dallewala, while addressing a press conference here, said that
the Union government had failed to keep its promise of basing
the MSP on the formula recommended by the Swaminathan
"We were promised by the Centre during social activist
Anna Hazare's fast in Delhi that the farmers would be provided
C2+50 formula (comprehensive cultivation cost plus 50 per
cent) as suggested in the Swaminathan (Commission) report. The
same was promised by the BJP during the 2014 elections but it
has not been fulfilled," Dallewala said.
He, along with the RKM's convener Shivkumar Sharma
Kakkaji, are in the city as part of the organisation's "Kisan
Adhikar Yatra" which began on July 26 from Jammu and Kashmir
and will culminate at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on August 26.
Dallewala, who is also the state president, Bhartiya
Kisan Union Ekta (Sidhupur), Punjab, said the yatra was being
held to demand farm loan waivers as well as the right MSP for
He claimed that farmer suicides were on the rise and
immediate steps needed to be taken to mitigate the agrarian
crisis in the country.
Speaking at the press meet, Kakkaji said that the RKM
had no political affiliation and would help the forces that
He said the yatra was not to appeal for votes but to
raise issues of farmers.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)