Vastavam web: Supporting the farmers’ march in New Delhi, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda Friday said, along with “ease of doing business”, India should also better itself in “ease of doing agriculture”. Referring to the Karnataka government’s farm loan waiver initiative, the JD(S) supremo urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi issue proper direction to banks who are issuing notices to farmers and creating uncertainties.
“Modi Government and BJP are boasting about betterment of India’s position in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index. But, with ‘Ease of Doing Business’, India should also better itself in ‘Ease of Doing Agriculture’. This is very important @narendramodi avare (sic),” Deve Gowda tweeted. Farmers had recently staged a protest against a private bank in many parts of Karnataka after arrest warrants were served on some of them for non-repayment of loans, prompting Chief Minister Kumaraswamy to direct the officials concerned to resolve the issue at the earliest.