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Jai Kisan Andolan launches 'MSP loot calculator' to show losses incurred by farmers

New Delhi, March 18

The Jai Kisan Andolan on Thursday launched an “MSP Loot Calculator”, which can calculate the losses incurred by farmers when pressured to promote crops under the minimal help worth.

In line with Avik Saha, the nationwide convenor of Jai Kisan Andolan – a nationwide motion devoted to farmers’ rights, the calculator can be sharing new knowledge day by day showcasing the losses confronted by farmers in numerous elements of the nation in affiliation with the sale of the number of crops that they develop.

“Its function is to reveal the false propaganda of the federal government that the farmer is getting the MSP introduced by the federal government,” Saha stated.

New findings by the loot calculator about totally different crops in numerous states and the losses incurred by farmers will now be shared day by day on Jai Kisan Andolan’s social media pages, he added.

“Any longer, day by day the Jai Kisan motion will launch the information of the plunder of the farmer in any state, any market or any crop,” Saha stated.

He stated the calculator would use knowledge from the federal government web site Agmark.web to infer its findings.

Getting a written assure on the MSP has been one of many main calls for being fielded by the farmers who’ve been protesting in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines at a number of Delhi borders for over 100 days now.

Jai Kisan Andolan founder Yogendra Yadav stated whereas the federal government has been claiming that the “MSP was, is and will likely be there”, farmers have been pressured to promote under the minimal help worth and face big losses for years.

In line with the findings of the “MSP Loot calculator”, farmers have misplaced Rs 140 crore by promoting their crop under the minimal help worth through the sale of chana (Bengal Gram) alone within the first 15 days of March, Yadav claimed.

“If the identical development of sale under MSP worth continued and the federal government didn’t intervene, then on this yr itself, farmers will likely be looted of Rs 870 crore,” he alleged.

He, nevertheless, added that this “loot” was not new.

“Farmers had been looted of Rs 884 crore within the yr 2020-21 for his or her gram crop as they bought Rs 800 lower than the MSP. Within the earlier yr of 2019-20, farmers had been robbed of Rs 957 crore. This development continues yearly as the federal government has not made any association for the acquisition of gram,” Yadav claimed. — PTI

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