Karnataka agriculture department plans fuel subsidy for farmers


BENGALURU: Agriculture minister BC Patil on Friday said The federal authorities was planning To current a subsidy of Rs 20 per litre on diesel and petrol Utilized by farmers for agricultural features.
With diesel worth breaching the three-digit mark and petrol price hovering round Rs 110 in Karnataka, the BJP authorities is beneath strain to convey them beneath Rs 100 a litre.
Patil, talking at an event in Chitradurga, said he would converse about the subsidy plan with chief minister Basavaraj Bommai quickly. “Farmers are dealing with A lot of hardships and offering subsidies will assist them a bit,” the minister said.
Patil had first mooted The thought — a 25 per litre subsidy on diesel for farmers who Come clear with 10 acres of land — Earlier to the 2021-22 price range being launched by Yediyurappa. It was envisaged on the strains of the gasoline subsidy being currentd to fishermen Inside the state.