Suresh Prabhu: Farmer deaths old problem, steps taken to give them relief

By: PTI | Kolkata |
Published: July 8, 2018 4:01:43 pm

Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Farmer deaths were an old problem and the Narendra Modi government had taken many steps to alleviate the difficulties of the cultivators, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said Sunday.

Addressing a press conference at the West Bengal BJP headquarters in Kolkata, he said the Modi government had taken several farmer-friendly measures, including increasing the minimum support price for their produce, giving them relief from agricultural debt and announcing a crop-insurance scheme.

“The occurrence of farmer deaths is a fact, but one must understand that it is an old problem persisting for years. Modi has done much more for the farmers in his four years as prime minister than what was done for them in the last 70 years,”…

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