Moga: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee
President Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced that the
Congress government will provide wheat flour at the rate of Re
one per kg to the poor, besides insuring the crops of farmers
against any calamity natural or otherwise if voted to power.
Addressing a public rally here, Singh said, under the
proposed National Food Security Act, which has already been
approved by the union cabinet and is being introduced in the
parliament, the poor across the country will get flour (aata)
for Re one per kg.
It will be for far too less price than what Akalis are
claiming to provide at Rs 4 per kg, he said. Even Rs 4 per kg
aata was not provided by the Akalis of their own as it was
government of India which is providing the state ten thousand
tonnes of wheat every month for distributing among the people
living below poverty line, he added.
"And what to speak of acknowledging it, they are claiming
it to be their own," he remarked.
The PCC President also announced that the farmers` crops
will be automatically insured by the government against any
He said, the existing system of ordering girdawris
(revenue assessment) after any such calamity was time
consuming and hardly yielded any results.
He also took a dig at the Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal for
not being able to bring out a manifesto even when elections
were just ten days away.