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The Hindu (2005.3.15): Demand for a better deal for farmers

By Our Staff Correspondent

DEHRA DUN, MARCH 15. Activists of the Uttarakhand Kisan Sabha today staged a demonstration near the Uttaranchal Chief Minister’s residence seeking a better deal for the poor, farmers and labourers.

Addressing the activists, the Sabha president, Bachiram Kanswal wanted the Government to execute works under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and disaster management through district level all party committees as the present system of leaving these works to the bureaucracy had led to mass scale corruption.

The Government should also transfer the 32 departments to the panchayats as required under the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments and create a village development fund for all villages in place of the MLA’s Local Area Development Fund, Mr Kanswal said. [more]