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Chairman of PAIC Slams the BJP led NDA Government for ignoring the interests of the food growers

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS
June 24, 2020 12:00 PM

CHANDIGARH:Says ordinances AIMED at benefiting the private companies at the cost of farmers of the Country
Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mr. Joginder Singh Mann today
slammed the BJP led Union government for ignoring the interests of the food growers of the country through
three Ordinances.
In a statement issued here today, the Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation said that to secure the
interests of the farmers the need of hour was to make the purchase arrangements in the grain markets for
vibrant. However, he said that unfortunately through these Ordinances the Union government has envisaged
the dismantling of the grain markets which was not acceptable. Mr. Mann said that this could be drastic for the
state as the grain markets have been giving impetus to the development of the rural economy.
The Chairman said that Punjab had one of the finest network of mandis with robust infrastructure where a
number of jobs were generated in form of Aarthiyas, supporting staff, labourers and transporters. He said that
with the passing of these ordinances all these would be rendered jobless thereby giving a major blow to the
economy of the state. Mr. Mann bemoaned that it was unfortunate that instead of safeguarding the interests of
the food growers of the country, the Union government was hell bent upon breaking their backbone with these
ordinances.
The Chairman said that Punjab was predominately an agriculture state and these Ordinances could prove to be
fatal for its economy. He said that the need of hour was to save the agriculture from being dominated under the
control of the private Companies thereby ruining the farmers of the countries. Mr. Mann said that these
ordinances needs to be opposed vehemently by one and all to protect the interests of the food growers.

 

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