Be aware of your rights, don’t get exploited by market forces: Governor to farmers

Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday stressed the farming community to become aware of their rights and strengthen themselves so as not to get exploited by the market forces which are causing farmers to suffer losses.
Info Deptt
Info Deptt

Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday stressed the farming community to become aware of their rights and strengthen themselves so as not to get exploited by the market forces which are causing farmers to suffer losses.

The governor, according to an official statement, was speaking after inaugurating the Kisan Mela at Jourian. 

"The mela was organised to commemorate sacrifices of those farmers who laid down their lives during the 1953 Praja Parishad movement," read the statement. 

The governor observed that the Union government is proactive in supporting farm sector and Prime Minister Modi has launched various initiatives to double farmer's income by 2020. He highlighted the importance of adoption of new technologies and techniques in increasing the production and productivity of agriculture and its allied sectors and urged the farm universities to play a proactive role in transferring knowledge to the farmer's field.

The governor announced sanctioning of a Government Degree College for Jourian and assured appropriate consideration to various demands submitted by the farmers there.

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