AAP releases farmers’ manifesto: Here is what the party promises

Hindustan Times | ByTeam HT, Moga
Sep 11, 2016 04:47 PM IST

Aam Aadmi Party released farmers’ manifesto in Moga on Sunday.

Aam Aadmi Party released farmers’ manifesto in Moga on Sunday. Here are the main points of the manifesto that party leader Kanwar Singh Sandhu announced during the rally in Moga:

1. Bank farm loans to poor farmers, farm labourers, SCs and BCs to be waived

2. Arthiya (money lender) farm debts, where farmer has paid twice the amount of the principal, to be deemed discharged

3. Compensation of Rs 20,000 per acre for crop loss due to natural causes and Rs 10,000 per acre for crop failure

4. Minimum support price will be ‘cost plus 50 per cent’

5. Return of land acquired for the SYL canal to original owners

6. Lifting of farm produce within 24 hours and full payment in 72 hours

7. 12 hours of free electricity to farmers; no electricity bills on motors

8. Shagun of Rs 51,000 within one week of wedding of daughter of a farmer

9. Shagun deposit of Rs 21,000 on the birth of a farmer’s daughter

10. Rs 5 lakh and a government job for adult member of families affected by farmer’s suicides in past ten years

11. Old age pension to be increased from Rs 500 to Rs 2000 per month

12. Additional 10 lakh families to be covered under Atta dal scheme

13. Time bound inquiry against cabinet ministers Tota Singh, Adaish Pratap Singh Kairon, Bikram Singh Majithia and Sikander Singh Maluka

14. Fast track courts to dispose all pending land related litigations of farmers within 2 years

15. Compensation of Rs 10,000 per acre for land beyond the international border fence

16. Collateral free loan of Rs 2 lakh for landless labourers to start business

17. Collateral free education loan of Rs 10 lakh for children of farmers and farm labourers

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