New Delhi: Noted agrarian expert P Sainath participated in the Kisan Mukti March led by All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) in New Delhi on Thursday. Speaking exclusively with Newsd P Sainath said, “The Crop Insurance Scheme (Fasal Bima Yojana) of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is a bigger scam than Rafale deal.”
Sainath lashed out against the current Union Government for failing miserably to implement the MS Swaminathan Commission recommendations.
He said, “The Swaminatahn Commission have submitted their report regarding the agrarian reforms way back in 2006, so far the Modi government has done nothing in that direction.”
Sainath further stated that both governments (UPA & NDA) have failed to address the agrarian crisis.
Thousands of farmers from different parts of the country have stormed into the national capital and marching towards Ram Lila Ground. On Friday these agitating farmers are scheduled to take out a protest march from Ram Lila ground to Parliament Street.
The march has been supported by different contingents like the students for farmers, journalists for farmers, artists for farmers, lawyers for farmers and doctors for farmers. The civil society has come out in solidarity with the agitating farmers.