Govt taking all steps to improve farmers' lot: PM Jul 12, 2018 0 47 12345 IANSMalout (Punjab)Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the Congress and its allies were losing sleep as his government was taking many initiatives to improve the status of farmers across the country. Addressing a rally of farmers and farm labourers in this south-western town of Punjab, Modi said:"The Congress is losing sleep over farmers getting their dues from our government. Congress sat on all demands of farmers for years. They (Congress and its allies) are unable to comprehend what is happening now. They cannot accept the fact that the farmers of this country will get good sleep now."Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan participated in the rally in the town, which lies close to the border of the three states."Our government is trying to restore the respect given to farmers and soldiers. We have increased the farmers'income by 1.5 times. We will try to double it by 2022,"the Prime Minister said. The PM referred to the recent hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of kharif crops and said the hike ranged from Rs200 to Rs1,800 per quintal for various crops. He blamed the Congress rule for the misery of farmers in the country, saying the Congress governments were working only for the benefit of one family."Congress has always cheated farmers. Farmers have suffered for many decades as the party that ruled the country for most part of the past 70 years did nothing for them. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES At least 15 die in monsoon floods, landslides Jul 12, 2018 0 744 Delhi air has 5 times more black carbon than US, Europe's Jul 12, 2018 0 58 Restore Taj or demolish it, SC tells Centre, ASI Jul 12, 2018 0 317 BJP legislator charged with rape of teen AFP New Delhi Indian federal investigators Wednesday charged a politician from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party with raping a teenager whose plight was ignored by police until she tried to set herself alight. .. Trooper, civilian killed during J&K gunfight IANS Srinagar An Indian Army commando was killed and another injured in a gunfight with militants in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Wednesday, while a civilian there was killed when .. Kejriwal hits out at Centre for obstructing Delhi projects IANS New Delhi The row over who controls Delhi's bureaucracy escalated on Wednesday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia launched a full attack against the Centre for not .. ED seeks court order to declare Nirav Modi, Choksi fugitives IANS Mumbai The ED on Wednesday approached a special court here seeking its order to declare diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi -- both accused in over Rs13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan .. Mohanlal's stand on Dileep fails to cut ice with women's body IANS Kochi The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) on Wednesday said it did not agree with Malayalam movies superstar Mohanlal's explanation for revoking the suspension of actor Dileep, an accused in the actress .. 26 schoolchildren hospitalised after mid-day meal in Delhi IANS New Delhi As many as 26 students of a government school here were hospitalised after eating their mid-day meal prompting the Delhi government to order inspection of all mid-day meal kitchens in the city. Police have .. Rahul confers with Muslim intellectuals IANS New Delhi Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met Muslim intellectuals as part of party's outreach to various sections ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election. Those who met Gandhi to give their feedback on ..