Bhubaneswar: In the current corona situation, farmers in the state are facing starvation while agricultural insurance PCC President Niranjan Patnaik said in a statement that the deadline for submission of the deadline of July 31 was “regrettable.” “We have made many requests and appeals to both the central and state governments to address the plight of the Congress party, especially the farmers, to address the corona situation, but the government has not intervened,” he said. Farmers in the state have not yet received the sale price of paddy in many areas. “The farmers who have not received the price of the paddy have gone door-to-door and I have not heard from them, so the government should take immediate action to pay the price of the paddy to the farmers,” he said.
This month, the central and state governments have accepted all government financial cuts and non-payment for agricultural insurance from farmers. “Scheduling the deadline by July 31 is nothing more than an anti-farmer policy,” Mr Patnaik said. For a long time, the central and state governments have been in a state of financial turmoil, including the Kolkata based shutdown. Therefore, PCC President Shri Patnaik has demanded that the government extend the deadline for payment of agricultural insurance till August 15. “If the government wants to pay the insurance money for the current year in the name of the farmers, it will benefit the farmers of the state,” said PCC president Niranjan Patnaik.