Ravinder Raina, BJP State President along with other senior BJP leaders conducted an exhaustive tour of the far-flung, rural areas near to Line of Control(LoC) and International Border (IB) to know the severity of damage suffered by farmers due to heavy and untimely downpour.
Ravinder Raina, was also accompanied by party State Vice-President & former Cabinet Minister Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal, former Cabinet Ministers Chander Prakash Ganga & Sham Choudhary, party District Presidents H. S. Pammi & Amar Singh, former MLA Gharu Ram & Ashwani Sharma, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanches, Panches and other senior party leaders during BJP leaders’ visit to the R. S. Pura, Suchetgarh, Bishnah, Arnia, Vijaypur, Ramkot, Nandpur, Channi Fatwal, Nanga and other villages of Samba for assessing the ground situation.
Ravinder Raina, while touring the border villages, interacted with the local farmers to assess the loss suffered due to the havoc caused by the heavy downpour witnessed. He expressed his shock and disbelief over the wretched conditions of the fields rendered useless by the water-logging. Farmers narrated the story of their plight to the senior party leaders while calling their assistance through some agency.
Raina, was apprised of the grave situation in front of local farmers that has arisen due to the standing waters in the fields with the prepared crops that has been left to rot by the untimely rains. It was more shocking to know that the farmers were not able to collect the already cut crop which could be seen floating in the water logged in the fields.
Farmers, also told the senior party leaders that the rains have not only destroyed their present crop, but they are not able to sow their next crop due to the heavy water retention in the fields, so their next season is also destroyed by these rains.
Raina, was also pained to know, that the farmers of this belt are also not able to get the benefits of PM insurance scheme for farmers and as such they are left with no choice even to meet out their basic expenses.
Ravinder Raina, also assured the farmers that soon a delegation comprising of the senior party leaders will call upon the LG of the state to apprise him of the plight of the farmers, wherein the party will put forth the request to provide adequate relief to the farmers.
Dr. D K Manyal, assured the farmers that the party is standing with them in every condition. He said that the party will take their issue with every concerned department for the adequate relief.
C P Ganga, maintained that there is high need to introduce the reforms in the sector, while connecting the farmers with the latest gadgetry and technical know how to use the facilities of insurance, weather etc.
Sham Choudhary, called for the introduction of new advanced agriculture and cultivation manoeuvres to be introduced in the sector to meet this type of urgency.