BHOPAL : The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh wants the Prime Minister Modi to tell when he would fulfill his poll promises related with the farmers and farming.
The Sangh has also decided that its activists will visit 15,000 villages in the state, interact with the farmers and present a report on the findings to the government with suggestions for improvement in the agriculture sector. The fortnight-long programme, which has commenced from January 15, will end on January 30.
Sangh’s Regional Coordinator for MP-Chhattisgarh, Shivkant Dixit told a press conference here on Saturday that Sangh members would visit villages in all districts of the state, hold chaupals of farmers, discuss the problems being faced by them and collect the inputs in a pre-determined format. The Sangh will convene district- and state-level meetings of the farmers before submitting its recommendations to the government.
Dixit said that for the last four years, the state was facing deficient rainfall, water sources were drying up and underground water table was falling at an alarming rate. He demanded that the state government should construct new ponds, tanks and dams and existing water bodies should be rejuvenated.
He also demanded that the government should allot unique numbers to all land holders and amend the Revenue Book Circular (RBC) Book. He said a representative of farmers’ organisation should be included in the “Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices”.