Mar 23, 2010- New Delhi -The Bharatiya Krishak Samaj felicitated the Union minister for law and justice, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on February 23, 2010 for penning two volumes of his book Unleashing India. The Volume 1 of Unleashing India deals with the theme - A Roadmap for Agrarian Wealth Creation. The Volume II of Unleashing India deals with the theme - Water: Elixir of Life. Both these volumes are helpful for policymakers for drawing up policies for the agriculture sector.
Dr. Moily, who is a seasoned politician, former chief minister, former chairman of Administrative Reform Commission and experienced administrator speaking on the occasion at Speaker's Hall in the Constitution Club called for upliftment of farmers. He said that a civilization can thrive as long as farmers and agriculture exist. The Country development depends upon the development of agriculture sector. The great Indus Valley civilization vanished as agriculture sector suffered heavily. He, therefore, called for increasing the livelihood of farmers, increasing agriculture production and conservation of water.
Dr.Moily said : “I would like to sit and discuss with Bharatiya Krishak Samaj on important issues relating to farmers. I know Samaj is doing a lot for voicing the concerns of Indian farmers.” He inaugurated the Website of Organisation vide www.kisankiawaaz.org
The former Governor of Uttar Pradesh,Mr. Romesh Bhandari called for measures for increasing the livelihood of farmers. Mr. T.Mainiya (M.P.), Mr. Bapi Raju (M.P.), Mr. R.C.Khuntia (M.P.) Chaudhary Lal Singh (M.P.) & Parliamentarians Mr. Sunil Shastri, Mr. Aslam Sher Khan ,Mr.Harikesh Bahadur, Mr. D.P. Yadav, Mr.P.K.Thungan, Mr. Virendar Kataria (Former President, Punjab Congress Committee), Sqn.ldr.Mr.Kamal Chaudhary,Mr.A.Sangtan, Mr.R.R.Sahu, Mr. Vishnu Prasad , Mr.D.Kalidas & Secretaries, All India Congress Committee Capt Praveen Davar, Mr. Ranji Thomas & Senior Congress leaders, Sardar Rachh Pal Singh,Mr.T.Sering Samthel (Member, Tribal Commission, Govt. of India) Mr. Purushottam Goyal (Ex Speaker, Delhi), Mr. lalit jain(Ex. minister MP), Mr.K.Sareen, Sardar Harcharan Singh Josh, Mr.S.C.Maheshwari(Sr.Advocate Supreme Court & Treasurer,UPCC),Chaudhary Ram Karan Solanki (Palam), General Secretaries,UPCC Mr. Hatam Singh Nagar , Mr.Rajiv Tyagi and several others leaders appreciated the efforts of the govt and said that the UPA government would render all possible help to farmers. On this occasion several farmer leaders also felicitated to Dr. Moily.
The President of Bharatiya Krishak Samaj, Dr Krishan Bir Chaudhary brought to the notice of the minister the plight of farmers in the backdrop of rising input costs and low returns for farm produces. He assured to cooperate with the UPA government in finding out solutions for the benefit of farmers. He appreciated the UPA government's sincerity in helping farmers.