JKA launches ‘MSP loot calculator’ to show farmer losses

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI):
The Jai Kisan Andolan on Thursday launched an “MSP Loot Calculator”, which will calculate the losses incurred by farmers when forced to sell crops below the minimum support price. According to Avik Saha, the national convenor of Jai Kisan Andolan – a nationwide movement dedicated to farmers’ rights, the calculator would be sharing new data every day showcasing the losses faced by farmers in different parts of the country in association with the sale of the variety of crops that
they grow.
“Its purpose is to expose the false propaganda of the government that the farmer is getting the MSP announced by the government,” Saha said. New findings by the loot calculator about different crops in different states and the losses incurred by farmers will now be shared daily on Jai Kisan Andolan’s social media pages, he added. “From now on, every day the Jai Kisan movement will release the data of the plunder of the farmer in any state, any market or any crop, Saha said. He said the calculator would use data from the government website Agmark.net to deduce its findings.

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