CHANDIGARH, April 19: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today demanded adequate relief for the farmers whose standing wheat crop was damaged by the unseasonal rains and the hailstorm across the state. He asked the government to conduct special girdawari in a time bound manner for assessing the loss and providing relief to the farmers.
In a statement issued here today, Capt Amarinder said, it was quite unfortunate that the farmers had to suffer huge losses due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm. He said, he was pained to see the standing wheat crop having been flattened with the rains and hailstorm.Expressing sympathies with the farmers, the PCC President hoped that the Akali-BJP government in the state ordered an early girdawari to assess the losses in a time bound manner. He demanded that the farmers must be adequately compensated depending as how much loss they have suffered.
Capt Amarinder said, it was a strange coincidence that whenever Mr Parkash Singh Badal becomes the Chief Minister, the farmers have to suffer untold miseries including the natural calamities. He said, even during the current regime, all the nine crops have suffered damage due to the natural calamities like rains, winds and hailstorm. “Even during monsoons we have suffered worst floods under his regime”, he said, while adding, “Mr Badal seems to be quite a bad omen for Punjab”.