Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Western UP, is protesting at Delhi borders for around three months, seeking repeal of three new laws and a legal guarantee of the MSP.
PM-KISAN is a central scheme that gives a benefit of Rs 6,000 to farmer families with cultivable landholding through direct benefit transfer mode in three installments of Rs 2,000 each.
In a statement, the Morcha alleged that the current protests are a consequence of 'deep unhappiness' and anger that was allowed to build up in farmers' minds by the government.
The union agriculture minister also urged the agitating farm unions to tell the government which provisions in these new laws they find anti- farmers.
Narendra Singh Tomar in poll-bound Assam; says centre is still willing to talk to farmers on agri laws
Tomar also informed the media that the budget for the next fiscal has proposed a number of schemes for the welfare of the farming community of the country.
“As many as 17,023 habitations have been sanctioned for all-weather connectivity under PMGSY for Odisha. Of which, 16,626 habitations have already been connected.
“Keeping this in mind, 150 pulses seed hubs have been established. The overall agriculture sector should move forward, this is the need of the country.
Several rounds of discussion have been held between the government and the protesting farmer unions. The government has said that it is willing to put the farm laws on hold for about 18 months.
Sharma, a former BJP Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh, in his Facebook post written two days back, also suggested to the minister that he should work towards strengthening nationalism.
“As there were no proposals made from the state, the funds were not released to Andhra Pradesh,” Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said.
Many opposition parties have appealed to the Centre to withdraw the three laws and not make it a prestige issue and have also termed the laws as 'kala kanoon'.
Centre held consultations with states, farmers before bringing farm laws: Agriculture Minister Tomar
"Due procedure had been followed while formulating the Ordinances/ Bills," Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Holding no informal talks with farmers, barricading is local admin issue: Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Since the January 22 talks, there has been no meeting between the farmer leaders and the Centre to discuss the farm laws.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government during discussion with these farmers' unions appealed many times that children and elders including women should be requested to go home.
Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, G Kishan Reddy and Pralhad Joshi will be the party's assembly election in-charges for Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively.