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Sowing crops not affected by demonetisation says Agriculture Minister

Kolkata: The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has said

that the cultivation of crops has not been affected by demonetization.

Refuting the allegations of the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee in Kolkatta

on 13 February, 2017, Singh said that the sowing of seeds this year has been much higher in

comparison of last year. In fact during November 8 to December 31, 2016, the percentage of

sowing of seeds in various agricultural sectors was seven

percent higher than corresponding period of 2015-16, Singh told .

Ms. Banerjee, has been constantly protesting against the decision of demonetisation  and had

alleged that farmers were not able to buy seeds during the sowing season in November –

December due to its impact .

Agriculture Minister said that  the poor section of the society has  benefited with  the economic

policies of Modi Government and  the decision of demonetisation, has helped that rural economy

in a big way.