Farmer’s demonstration (indicative picture)
– Photo: Amar Ujala
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Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), an organization affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), will protest against the Center at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Monday over its demands. The BKS is angry with the government for pending demands for a long time.
The demands of the BKS include making all agricultural inputs GST free, increasing the amount of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in proportion to the increase in the cost of cultivation, providing financial assistance to farmers through DBT and irrigation and river link projects in addition to food subsidy. Is. The union has demanded allocation of more funds for these purposes. Apart from this, BKS has been making many other important demands including promoting organic farming in the country for many days as well as increasing the income of farmers. The Sangh has also been raising the demand of developing 22,000 haats in the rural agriculture market.
BKS is also demanding an increase in the Kisan Credit Card limit from three lakh to 10 lakh, license to card holders to set up micro processing food units without obtaining a certificate from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSI). The association says that obtaining FSSI certificate is a long and complicated process. The union says that the government already has the data of Kisan Credit Card holders and on the basis of that farmers should be given license to become entrepreneurs.