Democratic Kisan Sabha demands MSP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 22:22 IST

The district unit of the Democratic Kisan Sabha, Punjab, met deputy commissioner Gurlovleen Singh and handed over a memorandum of its demands to him.

Talking to media persons, Gajjan Singh Duggan, senior vice president of the sabha said they had submitted the memorandum to the deputy commissioner to get the government to pay attention to the genuine demands of the farmers which included allowing sale of paddy with moisture content of 22% and fixing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of basmati (long grain varieties) at rs 4,500 per quintal.

The unit added government agencies should purchase all varieties of paddy, bonus to farmers as the production cost had increased due to less rainfall and fixing the prices of cotton and maize at rs5,500 and rs1,700 respectively.

The farmers also said the deputy commissioner should ensure the lifting of paddy from grain markets.

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