Govt should withdraw new farm bills in view of anger among farmers: Manjit


VIJAYPUR, Jan 10: Former Minister and Provincial President Manjit Singh today said that the farmers have opposed new farm bills apprehending that they will lose their rights. "The Mandi system is being controlled at the local level and the farmers have more trust in them. The new farm bills have snatched their rights and there is growing insecurity among the farmers," said Manjit Singh.
The Former Minister said that the poor farmers were waiting for some relief from the Govt, but the new farms bills which was implemented without consulting them has put farmers in problem and posed threat to their survival.
He said that the Govt should reconsider their decision and roll-back the new farm bills.
Manjit Singh, Provincial President, Apni Party was speaking at a programme organized here at Vijaypur where two prominent leaders who contested in recently concluded District Development Council elections joined Apni Party alongwith their supporters.
Neeraj Dogra and Avinash Attri, both independently contested DDC elections in Samba district.
Welcoming them into the party, Manjit Singh hoped that their joining will strengthen the party in the district. There is frustration among the youth due to growing unemployment and the industrial sector has preferred non-local in both skilled and unskilled workers. "The Govt should fix a ratio and strictly implement it in the industrial sector. The Govt should take undertaking from the industrialists and other small scale industries that they will ensure employment to locals," he said.
Referring to Kandi areas, Manjit Singh said that the water crises are one of the main reasons that it always remained unsolved. He said that curtailment of electricity supply has also angered the people during these winters.

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