The war in Russia and Ukraine has pushed up inflation in India. Now this inflation has hit the farmers as well. A few days ago, IFFCO chairman Dilip Sanghani said in Rajkot that the price of fertilizer would go up. According to which the price of fertilizer has been increased yesterday.
How much increase in fertilizer?
The price of DAP fertilizer has gone up by Rs 150, while that of NPK has gone up by Rs 285. With the new price increase, DAP bag will be available at Rs 1350, while NPK bag will be available at Rs 1470. New prices apply from April.
What did the Agriculture Minister say about the debt waiver of Gujarat farmers?
In the agriculture meeting held yesterday, Agriculture Minister Raghavji Patel was asked whether the debt of farmers in Gujarat will be forgiven or not. Regarding the debt waiver, the Agriculture Minister said, “There is a three-tier lending system in the state. Primary Lending Co-operative Societies at the village level, Central Co-operative Banks at the district level and State Co-operative Banks at the state level. The state government is currently planning to provide interest free to farmers without interest on crops, “the agriculture minister said.
Thus many provisions have been made within the legislature. However, at present the Maldhari community and the Opposition Party are vehemently opposing him. If this bill is passed, the people who keep cattle will have to abide by such rules in the coming days.