Crop losses: Congress terms UP' govt's survey as 'discriminatory'

Former Union Minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Sunday raised serious questions over the survey conducted by Uttar Pradesh government to ascertain crop losses suffered by rain-hit farmers and termed it to be "discriminatory".

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 05, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Lakhimpur: Former Union Minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Sunday raised serious questions over the survey conducted by Uttar Pradesh government to ascertain crop losses suffered by rain-hit farmers and termed it to be "discriminatory".

Addressing a group of farmers in J B Ganj of Dhaurehra constituency, Prasada alleged that the survey had failed to provide proper compensation to those who deserved it.

Following the survey, some farmers had received a bigger compensation amount than those who had been worst-hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, he claimed.

Prasada said the Congress would not remain a mute spectator to this discrimination and hold agitation against the government if proper compensation was not awarded.