Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot on Wednesday condemned the BJP government at the Centre for neglecting the interests of Rajasthan.
In a statement, Pilot said this year Rajasthan witnessed two natural calamities due to which farmers suffered heavy losses. “But the Centre did not give complete assistance under the disaster head, due to which over 10 lakh farmers were deprived of the compensation,” he added.
The state witnessed excessive rains in March this year and faced drought-like situation during the kharif season.
Pilot said the state government’s insensitivity added to the farmers’ woes and more than 60 farmers committed suicide in Rajasthan this year. A survey report has clarified that 15,000 villages were affected due to the drought this year, he added.
The state Congress said government agencies after girdawari assessed the damages to the tune of Rs 10,500 crore, affecting more than 40 lakh farmers. “But the Centre did not even release the full relief amount given every year for the natural calamities,” he added.
He said due to lack of coordination between the BJP governments at the centre and the state, every front including agriculture had to suffer in Rajasthan.
Citing that BJP-ruled Maharashtra got Rs 3,050 crore from the Centre and Madhya Pradesh got Rs 2,033 crore to be disbursed among farmers as compensation, but all sections of society including farmers in Rajasthan, which bore maximum brunt of the natural calamities, suffered due to the ego clash between the prime minister and the chief minister.