Welfare and economic upliftment of farmers was the main concern of the State Government for which several schemes have been launched to double their income by the next few years. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the delegation of BJP Kisan Morcha here today.Chief Minister said the State Government has recently laid foundation stones of APMC Market Yards and Mandis worth Rs 197 crore in different parts of the State. He said this would help the farmers in getting better price of their produce nearer to their homes. He said that the new Farm laws brought out by the Union Government were aimed at the welfare of farming community and to save the farmers from being exploited in the hands of middlemen. He said that the interests of the farmers were safe in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.State President BJP Kisan Morcha Rakesh Sharma Babli apprised the Chief Minister regarding various demands of the farmers. Office bearers of BJP Kisan Morcha of Shimla, Mandi, Hamirpur Parliamentary Constituency were present on the occasion.