Wah, gawat, di India petani masih terus bunuh diri karena tidak bisa bayar 
hutang!!!  Gimana tani Indonesia yang sudah senang dengan sertifikatnya dan 
dinasehati Jokowi agar mendekati BANK???
Saturday, April 07, 2018

India- Farmers committing suicide overunfair debts

Severalfarmers from various parts of Punjab, this week, gathered here and held 
a rallyfor their several demands including full loan waiver and higher 
compensationamount for farmers who commit suicide. The farmers assembled at 
Sector 25 hereto participate in the protest rally on the call given by seven 
farmers outfits,including Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta), BKU (Dakonda), Kirti 
Kisan Union, KisanSangharsh Committee, and BKU (Krantikari). The farmers raised 
slogans againstthe Punjab government and the Centre and said the rally was 
a"warning" to both the governments. "Farmers in Punjab are beingforced to 
commit suicides as they are unable to pay their debts. Our maindemand is that 
the debt of those farmers and farm labourers who cannot paytheir loans taken 
from banks, Arthiyas etc should be waived," said BKU(Ekta) General Secretary 
Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan. "This rally is awarning to both Punjab and Central 
governments for not implementing theirpromises made to the farmers," he said. 
Kokrikalan also demandedremunerative prices for all the crops so farmers get 
better prices for theirproduce. "The government should also pay farmers for 
vegetable, maize,Basmati etc as per the recommendation of the Swaminathan 
Commissionreport," he said. The farmers also demanded that they should be given 
Rs200 per acre as bonus for managing the crop residue. "Till the farmers arenot 
given Rs 200 per acre, no case should be registered against them forburning 
crop residue," said Kokrikalan. The farmers also sought Rs 10 lakhcompensation 
each for farmers who commit suicides after failing to pay theirdebt and a 
government job to one family member of these farmers. "If ourdemands aren't 
met, we will again hold a massive rally against the governmentafter the 
completion of ongoing crop harvesting," he said. PTI CHS CHT CHT


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