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272/543
L :0
W :353
L :0
W :92
NDA :353 | Need More Seats to win
Need 180 More Seats to win | UPA : 92
LOK SABHA ELECTION RESULTS 2019
Total Constituencies
543
Voter Turnout
67.11%
NDA : 353
2014 : 354 Seats
BJP
303
+
SS
18
+
Other
32
UPA : 92
2014 : 66 Seats
INC
52
+
DMK
23
+
Other
17
OTH : 97
2014 : 107 Seats
YSRCP
22
+
TMC
22
+
Other
53
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Agriculture

Rabi acreage declining as farmers not getting due prices, says Bharat Krishak Samaj

Updated : February 21, 2019 06:06 PM IST

Farmers respond to the market signals very well and the problem of artificially depressing prices has resulted in lesser rabi acreage and a lesser harvest is expected this season, said Ajay Vir Jakhar, chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj.

"Farmers have sown less because commodity prices have been depressed and they did not think it was a viable proposition to sow as much as they could," Jakhar said.

According to the government data, the rabi acreage is down 4 percent. However, the National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) report said that the Indian rabi output is expected to see quite a bit of a decline. The output is expected to go down by nearly 9.8 percent, it said.

About the protest by Nashik farmers, Jakhar said, “Time for giving assurances is long past. If the government wanted to act and set things right, it had a good five-year tenure. I think these farmers who are marching to Mumbai did the same last year."
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