Jammu: Senior BJP leader and Former Minister Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar has appealed to Central Government for the revival of Cooperatives in Jammu and Kashmir and one-time scheme for loan waiver for the Jammu based farmers pending since 1987.
He also demanded no GST for farmers on purchases related to cultivation and other agriculture related activities in entire country.
Speaking to the media persons at J&K BJP Headquarters in Jammu, the former minister Sukhnandan Kumar said, "A delegation of Jammu based farmers led by me met with Union Minister Anurag Thakur in New Delhi and apprised him about our genuine demands." Sukhnandan was accompanied by former MLA Kuldeep Raj and J&K BJP Media Incharge Dr Pardeep Mahotra, while he addressed media persons at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.
The demands include Revival of Cooperatives in Jammu and Kashmir and loan waiver for the Jammu based farmers pending since 1987 and no GST for farmers on purchases related to cultivation and other agriculture related activities in entire country.
“As our worthy Prime Minister Narendra Modi also admitted that "Without farmers, no country can progress", so we the farmers of Jammu region brought two very important issues in the kind notice of central government."
"We wanted to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah but as he was busy we met with Union Minister Anurag Thakur and he assured us that our demands will be considered for the welfare of the farmers," said senior BJP leader Sukhnandan Kumar.