The association has demanded a special package to the farmers of Punjab and Haryana as payback supporting the national endeavor of adopting innovative practices and increasing food production. "In this process, farmers are compelled to use more water, which has depleted the water level in the two states, while the overkill of fertilisers and pesticides have affected soil health," said Behru. "The governments are indifferent to the plight of farmers, which is reflected in the rising input cost."
Many farmers of Punjab had committing suicide in the past 10 years because of debt and the government's bad policies, said Behru, condemning the Centre for no increasing the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat. Farmers were yet to get regular electricity for the promised number of hours, he added.