“Farmers in West Bengal are well looked after”: Dr Shashi Panja

News Desk: Minister of State for Women and Child Development in West Bengal Dr Shashi Panja claimed that the Mamata Banerjee led TMC party has taken proper care of the West Bengal farmers.

She said “The farmers’ protest has reached its 100th day. The people who provide our food are protesting and it is very unfortunate that their issues are not being handled properly by the Centre. On 4th December, a five-member delegation had met farmers in Delhi and Mamata Banerjee herself had assured them of all kinds of support”

She added “Farmers in West Bengal are well looked after. The state has won the Centre’s Krishi Karman award for six consecutive years. The Bengal government provides Rs 6,000 per acre to farmers as against Rs 1,214 per acre given by the Centre. We also provide them Rs 2,000 as pension. In 2019, 46 lakh farmers were given financial assistance worth Rs 2,642 crore. These things show how Mamata Banerjee has stood by the farmers since the days of the Singur movement”