The Congress' farmers unit president Nana Patole on Tuesday alleged that by promising ₹17 a day to farmers in the Union Budget, the government has added salt to their injuries.
The All India Kisan Congress (AIKS) chairman, addressing a press conference in Delhi, said a farmer's family cannot even afford tea with the amount announced for them.
At the conference, some farmers displayed cheques of ₹17, which they said they would send to the prime minister as part of their protest.
Addressing media, Patole said by paying ₹17 a day to farmers, the government had added salt to the their wounds.
Modi government would have to pay for it, he said.
Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had announced that farmers will be provided ₹6,000 per year in three installments under a central government scheme. This translates into ₹16.44 daily.
Modi had promised to implement recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission report on farmers but he had not done anything in last four years said Patole.