New Delhi May 23 : The Swaraj India party has demanded the state and central government to buy the Corn produce from Bihar farmers at Minimum Support Price. Expressing concerns over the issue, Swaraj Chief Yogendra Yadav said that support price be half borne by Bihar government and half by the Center.
He said that due to the lockdown, the demand for corn has gone down making situation worrisome for the farmers of the state as there were no buyers for their produce. Last year , the same produce which the farmers could sell for Rs 2000 a quintal, this time due to the situation they are not even able to find a buyer for the same at Rs 1000 per quintal. The party informed that 11 districts of the state produce 30 to 40 percent of the country’ s total Corn produce.
The farmers of this region are to face an estimated loss of Rs 1300 cr Swaraj claimed. The government has fixed a MSP of Rs 1760 for the farmers , but the centres are yet to open due to lock down , and buyers from outside are also unable to reach farmers. And because poultry trade is also at stand still , the demand for corn has gone down , as it is the main feed for poultry. (UNI)