Kanwar Sandhu Head of Manifesto Team of Aam Aadmy Party has stated that if AAP comes to power in Punjab, special priority will be accorded to develop Punjab as the Milk State of the country by improving the Dairy Farming as an viable alternative under Agriculture diversification programme. Mr. Sandhu was addressing the Dairy farmers from all parts of Punjab at Punjab Dailogue programme of AAP organized by Punjab Progrssive Farmers Association (PDFA) here today.Answering the various suggestions given by the dairy farmers , Mr. Sandhu said that earlier Punjab was known as the land of milk and butter, but with the anti farmers policies of successive governments, now it stands nowhere as compared to the per capita milk production of the Milk producing countries, even in India it surged to 4th position. He said that after going through the suggestions given by the dairy farmers in the programme, concrete solutions will be incorporated in the Election Manifesto of AAP for the coming Vidhan Sabha elections in Punjab.
Mr. sandhu further said that no political party after coming to power cared about the promises made with the public in Election Menfesto . He affirmed that the released Manifesto for the elections will be a noble document for AAP and all promises made in it will be fulfilled after forming the Government. The various members of PDFA informed that with joint efforts they had developed Dairy Farming in Punjab on commercial lines since 2002, but during the last 4-5 years, the state Govt. had created a number of hurdles in the development of this venture and turned it into a non profitable venture. Mr. Sandhu added that the small and marginal farmers will be given required facilities to develop dairy farming, which has the maximum potential of self employment. He assured that the AAP will completely rout out the corruption from the governance after coming to power within one month. Mr. Sandhu said that during past more than 9 years, Badal Govt. had not bothered to take any concrete step to redress the genuine problems of Farmers and daily news of suicides by 2-3 farmers were appearing in media . He assured that the AAP will find the solution to all the problems of the farmers and the era of suicides will definitely come to an end in the state.
Addressing the gathering Chander Sutta Dogra a member of Manifesto Team apprised the people about the steps taken by Delhi Govt. to fulfill the promises made in the manifesto. She listed various facilities including free water, power on half rates, improvement in education and health sector in Delhi. She added that the compensation for damaged to the crops of farmers and collector rates for acquired Agriculture land had substantially been enhanced by Delhi Govt.State President of AAP’s Kisan and Labour Wing, Capt. G S Kang said that all the suggestions coming from the farmers were being minutely studied and the solutions will be presented in the Manifesto. Mr. Daljit Singh Sadarpura President PDFA and around two dozen progressive dairy farmers raised the problems and given suggestions during the Punjab Dialogue programme .Prominent among others who were present on this occasion included Ludhiana Zone Observer Ambrish Trikha, Zone Coordinator Col. CM Lakhanpal, State General Secy of Kisan and Labour Wing Ahbaab Singh Grewal, Bgd. TS Thind, Media Coordinator Darshan Singh Shankar, Social Media Coordinator Puneet Sahni, Col. Iqbal Singh Pannu and Social Media Coordinator of Kisan Wing Manisha Singh.