Ch Sheesh Pal Singh,Chairman,Sahkari Ganna Samiti is not happy with the hike announced by the Centre and demanded that the price should not be less than rupees 175 per quintal. Inflation is ruling the roost as almost price of everything have sky-rocketed, he added. Farmer is a consumer too and if he does not get price for his labour where will he go, quipped Sheesh Pal.
He was also wondering as to what does the State government do in this matter as it has to fix the price for mill owners that they will pay to farmers. The real story will be unfolded then only. He also said the pricing is decided by the clout of Sharad Pawar, Union Agriculture Minister who has only Maharashtra’s farmers interest in his mind. Mr Sheesh Pal was categorical that farmers and the common men should get benefit from any decision Govt takes.