Will double your income by 2022: PM Modi woos Karnataka farmers ahead of elections

02 May 2018, 01:38 PM
Karnataka Elections: PM Modi accuses Siddaramaiah government of ignoring farmers (ANI Photo)
Karnataka Elections: PM Modi accuses Siddaramaiah government of ignoring farmers (ANI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's Kisan Morcha workers in poll-bound Karnataka via video conferencing.

During his address, Modi highlighted his government's schemes for the welfare of farmers and said that over one crore farmers were given soil health card in Karnataka.

Taking on Siddaramaiah-led Congress government, Modi said that due to the apathy of Karnataka Chief Minister, the farmers of the state could not get the benefits of his government's “Fasal Bima Yojna” scheme.

Modi told the Kisan Morcha workers that the BJP’s chief minister candidate BS Yeddyurappa would work with “renewed vigour” towards his dream of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

“A sensitive government, which works for the development of farmers is needed in Karnataka. Farmer’s leader in Yeddyurappa Ji will work with renewed vigour in our efforts to double farmer’s income,” he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Modi launched BJP’s campaign for the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 and addressed three back to back rallies across the state.

Highlights of PM Modi's Address

#10:30 AM: A sensitive government, which works for the development of farmers is needed in Karnataka. Farmer’s leader in Yeddyurappa Ji will work with renewed vigour in our efforts to double farmer’s income.

#10:25 AM: Kisaan ko apne khet mein aise ped lagaane ki swantantra ho jisse uski aay mein badhotri ho. Kisaan ke ghar mein jab beti paida ho, uss time woh ek aisa ped lagaade toh jab beti shaadi hogi, uss time jab woh ped kaatega toh shaadi ka kharcha uss ek ped se nikal jayega.

#10:20 AM: We have increased Minimum Support Price (MSP) for notified crops to at least 1.5 times that of the production cost.

# 10:18 AM: Around 3.5 crore farmers have been covered under PM Fasal Bima Yojana, out of which 14 lakh farmers belong to Karnataka.

#10:15 AM: Due to the apathy of Karnataka govt, farmers in the state have not got the benefit of 'Fasal Bima Yojna' scheme.

First Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 10:16 AM
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