New Delhi: Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday urged the Uttar Pradesh authorities to guarantee proper procurement prices for the paddy crop of farmers within the state otherwise her get together will launch an agitation.

The Congress common secretary in-charge Uttar Pradesh mentioned paddy procurement within the state is reducing and that farmers are very nervous.

“In the little purchase that is taking place, a rate of less than Rs 1,200 is being given. This paddy was sold for up to Rs 3,500 in the Congress government,” Priyanka Gandhi mentioned.

“Farmers are being exploited in the name of moisture. This is probably for the first time that paddy is selling cheaper than wheat,” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

In such a state of affairs, even the enter prices of the farmers will not be met, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned.

How will the farmer sow his subsequent crop, she requested.

There is a “loot” occurring in electrical energy payments as properly and the farmer will preserve getting entangled within the net of debt, she mentioned.

“The UP government must immediately intervene and ensure proper prices for farmers’ (produce) otherwise the Congress government will launch an agitation,” she mentioned.

The Congress, many different opposition events and several other farmers organisations have additionally been protesting in opposition to the farm legislations handed by Parliament lately, claiming that these will hurt the pursuits of farmers and profit corporates, a declare denied by the federal government.

The Centre has asserted that these new legal guidelines will be useful for farmers and will enhance their revenue.