They came to Chimur, sat, saw, listened, spoke, and left…  — What about the Minister of Agriculture?  — Cotton and rice crop will leave the farmers in the wind?  — Now the ball of help in the government’s court..  — There will be confusion about the number and criteria…


 Pradeep Ramteke

 Chief Editor

           They came, sat in Chimur assembly constituency MLA Bunty Bhangdia’s new house, went to the farmer’s dam, saw the damaged soybean crop, listened to the farmers, spoke themselves, took information from the officials and left.

              Accepting the request of Gadchiroli Lok Sabha Constituency MP Ashok Nete and Chimur Vidhan Sabha Constituency MLA Kirti Kumar Bhangdia, Revenue Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said while talking to reporters that he came to Chimur today for the purpose of inspecting soybean crop under Chimur taluk.

             After receiving the report of experts in the field of agriculture related to crop damage panchnama, yellow mosaic virus and stem borer of the concerned department in the affected area of soybean crops, financial assistance can be given to the farmers affected by soybean crop damage by going beyond the criteria. According to this, the revenue minister said that a decision will be taken at the government level.

        Mr. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil is an experienced minister, he knows that without the proper cooperation of Agriculture Minister Mr. Dhananjay Munde, he cannot provide any kind of financial assistance to the farmers. And again the revenue minister knows that the government norms in crop affected areas and Kharif season crop selection The rules can’t be set aside and the farmers can’t be given huge financial aid. That’s why he said that the government level will be considered and help will be given.

Ideally, crop insurance company is a capitalist system. Capitalist crop insurance companies will not help farmers financially under any circumstances by damaging themselves. Farmers along with the government know the experience of crop insurance companies well. They never give direct financial help to farmers.

          In order to provide substantial financial support to the farmers, the average yield of soybean, paddy, cotton, turmeric, tur, all kharif crops should be within 50 percent.

            At the same time, due to many diseases affecting paddy and cotton crops, the farmers of paddy and cotton crops are also in dire straits and are in financial crisis. The farmers who take these two crops also need to be seriously considered at the government level and they need to get a lot of financial support from the government level.  

Instead of Agriculture Minister Dhananjay Munde, Revenue Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil will go to the dams of the farmers to inspect the crop, then Maharashtra State Agriculture Minister Dhananjay Munde will be seen as insensitive towards the farmers and a political image will emerge that he is not in the interest of the farmers of Maharashtra state. .This type of act of encroachment on each other’s jurisdiction seems serious.

            Due to this, Agriculture Minister N. Dhananjay Munde, Revenue Minister N. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil cannot impose restrictions. If the politics of squabbling over each other’s ministry area comes forward, conflict may arise between BJP and NCP.

             Because the Revenue Minister is from the BJP and the Agriculture Minister is from the Nationalist Party. It cannot be forgotten that both the parties have to look after the interests of the party according to their efficiency and maintain the influence of the work and duty according to their capacity.

         If the criteria of financial aid for a crop-affected area is changed once from the government level, the Maharashtra government can be repeatedly ignored. They should always be ready to provide huge financial support.

            Will the Maharashtra government adopt a liberal policy towards the farmers? And will it be ready to provide substantial financial assistance to the crop-affected farmers? This can be seen from the inspection of the Chimur crop-affected areas.