Centre and state failed to evolve a concrete policy to revive the agriculture sector: BJP

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Thiruvananthapuram: BJP national secretary P Muralidhar Rao Monday said both the Centre and the state of Kerala had failed to evolve a concrete policy to revive the agriculture sector.

“We have become a food importing country due to the government’s neglect of the agriculture sector. This will affect our future food security and the consequences of this policy will be disastrous for the nation,” Rao said, addressing reporters here.

He said this year’s Kerala budget also did not have any package for farmers, while it had many proposals for other sections of society. In states like Gujarat, Bihar and Punjab, the governments lay stress on programmes for farmers along with industrialisation, he said.

Reports of farmers’ suicides were not coming from these states as the governments there considered agriculture as the core sector and provided adequate support to their cause. On the corruption issue, Rao said BJP would take the issue at the national level.

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