Bathinda: The second edition of ‘Coffee with Captain’ called Kissan with Captain took place in Bathinda on Saturday where farmers discussed their agrarian problems and ideas with Amarinder Singh. The discussion was focused on the problems farmers face with the current Akali govt and Captain’s solutions and his commitment to resolve the same.
Lashing out at the Badal government, Amarinder said, “They destroyed all that I had created. I had prepared a base for 20 lakh jobs like which Akalis destroyed when they came to power”. “Increasing power tariffs, untimely payment, and lack of any incentive has ensured that farming, once known to be Punjab’s pride, has been sidelined and ignored by the current government,” he added.
When asked by a farmer from Talwandi Sabo on the increasing cost of electricity and its burden on the farmers, Capt said, “We will give free electricity to run tube wells. We will lower the price to Rs 4 per unit by applying a small amount of cess to the national grid price” Captain also stressed on the need to grow other crops beyond rice and wheat. He also spoke in support of the Swaminathan committee report and said his Govt. would implement it.
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