Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today

| Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:17
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Modi to address farmers in Mann Ki Baat

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address farmers on Sunday in the sixth edition of his monthly programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ which will be aired on All India Radio (AIR) at 11 am.

PM Modi had asked farmers on Twitter to write about the problems and issues that they face, saying "On March 22, I will have 'Mann ki Baat' with my farmer brothers and sisters."

Modi further said, "I want to know the issues of the farmers and want them to write to me." 

Through the radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi shares his thoughts with the people. In the recent edition, he will focus on farmers’ issues and problems. 

Modi's address to farmers assumes significance as the agriculture community is currently a subject of debate in the context of the new Land Acquisition Bill, which the government is trying hard to get passed by Parliament.

The land bill, which seeks to amend the Land Acquisition Act of 2013, has come under severe criticism from various parties, which contend that it will hurt farmers' interests.

The government, on the other hand, insists that the interests of farmers have been taken care of in the new bill, which seeks to speed up developmental works.

(With Agency Inputs)

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