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Radha Mohan Postpones Visit to China in view of Farmers’ Agitation

New Delhi: Amid ongoing farmers’ agitation in several parts of the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has postponed his scheduled visit to China beginning from June, 15.


According to a statement issued by his office, Radha Mohan Singh has postponed his visit to China for the purpose of every possible help to farmers in the current environment and in the policy decisions by the State Governments for the interests of farmers’ welfare.


The Agriculture minister was to take part in the BRICS forum which will be now represented by the agriculture secretary.


Meanwhile, the government has decided to continue with the Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) for farmers for the year 2017-18. This will help farmers getting short term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh payable within one year at 4% per annum.


In Madhya Pradesh, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Mandsaur, where five farmers were killed during the violent farmers’ stir, and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of one of them.