Kisan Sabha to stage dharna against Bihar Govt

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Patna, Nov 4 (UNI) Bihar Rajya Kisan Sabha today announced to stage a dharna on December 5, against anti-farmer policies of the state government.

General Secretary of the sabha, Avdhesh Kumar, here alleged that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's promise to offer a grant of Rs 4,000 per hectare to the farmers to compensate the damage caused by the floods still remained unfulfilled.

He had also promised to provide shelter to those who lost their homes during the flood under Indira Awas Yojna, which also remaind unfulfilled.

He maintained that the rates of manure, pesticides, seeds and food items were increasing continuously, adding to the problems of the people from these flood-ravaged farmers.

He alleged that the two years' tenure of the ruling NDA in the state was anti-poor and anti-farmers. He also demanded quick allotment of land for shelter to the farmers and facilities according to the BPL list and a stay on Bataidari system.


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