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Tomar slams Odisha govt. for "misleading" farmers

Tomar slams Odisha govt. for

Sambalpur, Nov 27 (UNI) Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday came down heavily on the BJD government in Odisha for "misleading" the farmers on crop insurance benefits under PMFBY.
Addressing election meetings at Padampur for the Assembly by-poll, Tomar said the farmers of Odisha are not getting the crop insurance amount under PMFBY due to the apathy of the BJD government
Without looking into their own faults, the BJD government, for political reasons only, is blaming the government at the centre.
The centre, the union minister claimed, has already allotted the required amount for insurance to farmers in the state under PMFBY.
He said it is the duty of the state government to select an Insurance company through tender. But the state government instead of doing this is misleading the people of the state and the entire farmers on crop insurance matters.
Tomar questioned how the central government is responsible for the non-payment of crop insurance dues to the farmers.
He asked the farmers to put pressure on the state government to pay the insurance amount as early as possible since the centre has already released the fund for it.
Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also while addressing the election meeting for the Padampur assembly by poll targeted the state government for not handing over land for railway projects in the state
“You give us land, we will begin the work a day after it,” said Vaishnaw while criticising the state government’s dilly-dallying attitude in land allocation to railways for the Bargarh-Nuapada line.
There should be no politics in the matter of development,” the Railway Minister said and blamed senior BJD leader Prasanna Acharya and other ministers for spreading false information to the public on railway and all other matters.
Vaishnaw promised world class stations in Western Odisha in the near future.
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Responding to the allegations of the two Union Ministers, senior BJD leader Prasanna Acharya said the statements are based on total falsehood and are completely ridiculous.
They have told blatant lies to hoodwink people to win the by-election,”Achaya told newsmen. UNI XC DP SSP

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