Lack of know-how regarding international markets and consumers, infrastructural constraints, and pesticide residues in produce are holding back Indian farmers from fully integrating into global supply chains
Describing the manifesto as 'Sankalp Patra', the party in its manifesto promised 33 per cent reservation to women in government jobs and private institutions in the state and free rides in Haryana roadways buses.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said over 7 crore farmers have already benefited under the PM-Kisan scheme, under which Rs 6,000 is being provided to each farmer in three equal installments.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's criticism came over a media report that a farmer's son committed suicide in Saharanpur over alleged harassment by the electricity department and the police.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered the day, three years ago when she handed over to the peasants of Singur parchas (documents) of their land forcibly acquired by the then Left Front government for the Tata's Nano factory and described it as a 'historic day'.