The Central Government should give up its stubborn attitude and accept the demands of the farmers protesting on the borders of Delhi since November 26 against the three agriculture laws, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Wednesday.
If the Centre implements the policies of Chhattisgarh, there will be no need for farmers to agitate, he told an event held in Maharashtra, which he is visiting, in memory of the late Bhau Saheb Thorat and former Union Minister late Anna Saheb Shinde.
Baghel also asked the Central government to announce the minimum support price for all pulse-oil seed crops and arrange for their procurement.
Shinde contributed to the Green Revolution at Sangamner in Maharashtra. Baghel is on two-day visit to the state.
The Chief Minister said the struggle for farmers has to be fought by everyone because if the farmers and workers are weakened, the country will be weak. The attitude of the Centre has to be condemned, he said. The agitating farmers in Delhi are not fighting for themselves but also protecting the rights of consumers. With the Essential Commodities Act lifted, all foodgrains will go into the hands of the capitalists.
Baghel went on to highlight the policies adopted by Chhattisgarh, particularly in relation to farmers and also the industry.
He said Chhattisgarh is a state where cow dung is procured at `2 per kg. One Raigarh resident Sukhram Yadav travelled by air after selling cow dung. His wife earned `96,000 in four months