‘Bhavantar Bharpai Yojna’ will be a boon for vegetable producing farmers: BJP
Chandigarh, January 2, 2018: Punjab BJP today demanded that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh should take a cue from Haryana government and launch the ‘Bhavantar Bharpai Yojna’ to ensure that farmers get fair price for their vegetable produce. Terming the BJP-led Haryana government’s move as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘farmer-friendly’, Punjab BJP vice-president Harjit Singh Grewal and state party secretary Vineet Joshi said that Capt Amarinder should follow in the footsteps and announce this scheme for major vegetable crops like potatoes, onions, tomatoes and cauliflower.
Reminding Capt. Amarinder Singh that farmers in the state had twice in 10 months dumped their potato produce due to steep slump in prices, Grewal and Joshi said that the ‘Bhavantar Bharpai Yojna’ will ensure that the farmers do not face the distress sale of their produce.
The BJP leaders said that the scheme will be a boon for vegetable producing farmers. If the Punjab government implements this scheme then the farmers will be assured that they will not suffer a loss as they will get a secured price announced by the government, they said.
Elaborating further, the BJP leaders said, “For example, if price of potato falls to Re. 1 per Kg and the input or cultivation cost is Rs. 4, then the farmer will be forced to sell his produce at a loss of 3 rupees. This price deficit of 3 rupees will be compensated by the government through the ‘Bhavantar Bharpai Yojna’ ”.
It is to be noted that the Haryana government, on December 30, launched its Bhavantar Bharpai Yojna or the price deficit compensation scheme through which the state farmers will get a minimum support price for their vegetables.