While talking on the ‘factors for development for agriculture’ at Periyar Maniammai University A P J Abdul Kalam suggested that the farmers should be included as the equity partners in industrial projects when their land is used for the industrial development.
Former President said, “If a nation has to develop, then so should its farmers.”
“To achieve this, they should get the right to fix remunerative prices for their produce, just like any other producer,” he added.
Moreover, the former President gave stress on the need of conservation of water sources and on the steps that shall be taken to retrieve encroached water bodies.
Anna Hazare called off his hunger strike after government’s assurance
He fasted in Delhi’s Ramlila Ground
He fasted against unfair crop prices, electoral policies and Lokpal appointments
Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike in support of his demands as the Central government sought six months to deal with his demands on fair crop prices, Lokpal appointment and electoral reforms.
“The government has agreed to demand on crop prices and agreed to take steps on the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states as soon as possible,” Hazare said as he announced that he was going to break his fast.
Hazare said he had been assured regarding the new electoral reforms and implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee report to address the agrarian crisis in the country.