Kissan Morcha will form a team of experts to train farmers about govt schemes
The BJP has launched a programme to train farmers to ensure they get the benefit of the Centre and states’ schemes and policies
In order to woo the angry farmers the Bhartiya Janata Party has launched a programme to educate and train the farmers, which was announced at the national coordination meeting held at the party headquarters in Delhi on Thursday.
Having made this a part of the second phase of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Prashikshan Mahabhiyan, the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, said, “Our focus is to ensure that more and more farmers get the benefit of the schemes and policies of the Centre and state government. There is excellent work being done by government but many times the farmers are not able to avail the benefits of the policies and schemes and therefore it’s also the duty of the field level workers to ensure that these benefits reach the farming families.”
BJP national general secretary Muralidhar Rao informed that farmer training will be held at four levels— national, state, district and assembly level. “Our idea is to design the farmers training module with a bottom-up approach and that’s why even before designing the curriculum, we are first seeking inputs from the field workers at the ground level. We want this training to be useful and practical. Eventually this training may be conducted at around 11,000 mandal level,” Rao said.
“This is for the first time, not only in India but anywhere in the world, that any political party is trying to impart such an extensive training for the benefit of such a large number of farmers across the country. The training activity of the farmers will now be henceforth a permanent activity of the Kissan Morcha to be held regularly. Kissan Morcha will also create a team of trained experts who could assist the farmers according to the needs of that particular geographical area and specific terrain,” Shailendra Sengar, Vice President of Kissan Morcha said.