07-03-2014 01:45 AM | India

Farmers seek minimum income guarantee in manifestos

Although the time for freebies is over as Lok Sabha elections have been announced and the model code of conduct is in place, more than 20 lakh farmers across the country have sought assurance from political parties for a minimum income security for agriculture households.

The income guarantee must reflect “inter-sectoral parity” which should match the salary of a farm research scientist, said farmers groups at a press conference on Thursday.

Raising the slogan, Jo kisan ki baat karega, woh desh par raj karega (whoever speaks about farmers will rule the country), representatives of more than 100 farmers’ organisations released a charter of demands to be included in the manifestos of political parties.
Full Story : The Hindu