The Union Cabinet today met over a discussion on the agrarian crisis in India due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm.
Ahead of Parliament session, the Cabinet is likely to announce relief measures for farmers facing huge crop damage.
The meet came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached out to grief-stricken farmers in different states. After meeting farmers in Punjab, Rahul will reach Nagpur in the evening and will embark on a 175-km long padyatra from Thursday morning.
Rahul has made it clear that he will lead the Congress’s fight against the Land Bill. He said he will continue his fight to protect the interests of farmers and accused the Modi government of aiming to snatch agricultural land for corporate houses.
Rahul single-handedly took on the Narendra Modi government on the Land Bill after his return from nearly a two-month long sabbatical to a mysterious place. He first addressed the Kisan rally and and then raised the issue in the Lok Sabha.
Taking no chances, the Punjab government has now announced Rs 4,000 crore package for affected farmers.
Already under fire for the land Acquisition Amendment Bill, the government is unlikely to take it up in the Budget session as it has five more months to pass the ordinance. The Bill is likely to be tabled in Monsoon session.