Bhopal, June 15: A host of steps has been taken to meet justified demands of farmers also will do all it takes to improve the quality of life of farmers of Madhya Pradesh, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouh while visiting residences of farmers, who died in the farmers protest in Mandsaur and Neemuch.
The Chief Minister paid tributes to the deceased farmers and expressed condolences to bereaved families. Chouhan said that strict action will be taken against those responsible for the incident. The State Government stood by them at the time of grief. He assured every possible help to family members of deceased farmers.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached first village Badwan of Mandsaur district and met father of farmer. He said that ex-gratia of Rs one crore has been given in their bank account. Anybody in the family is eligible, will be given government job.
Later, He took stock of losses incurred by the business establishments in Suvasra due to farmers’ agitation during his tour of Mandsaur district and spoke to the traders. During his tour of Suvasra, CM Shivraj also met the general public. It may be noted here that about 27 business establishments were affected during the farmers’ agitation in Suvasra and incurred a loss of nearly Rs 1 crore 20 lakhs.
Notably, farmer’s unrest in state arises after allegation that CRPF is behind the firing in which five farmers were killed and eight others were injured. Chouhan had launched an indefinite fast here on Saturday with an appeal for peace, but called it off the next day claiming that peace had been restored in the areas affected due to the farmers' protest.