Indian economy will grow at 10 per cent in the financial year 2021-22 in real terms and will recover to the pre-COVID-19 level by the end of next year, said NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar. While speaking to ANI, he also said that the growth would be in positive figures in the fourth quarter of 2020-21. While he was asked about the ongoing farmers' protests, he said that the central government was trying had to make the farmers understand about the positive sides of these three laws and wanted to make sure that they are not fooled by vested interest groups. He said, “The government is committed and has always been towards increasing farmers’ income and for the betterment of their lives”.
Regarding the Kerala assembly resolution against the central government’s farms bills, Rajiv Kumar said “I think this protest is going on for the sake of protest. These laws have been in discussion for decades and many times those who are in opposition now have supported them. They should not oppose it for the sake of being in opposition because it is misleading the farmers. This type of resolution is not in the interest of the country and the farmers.”
The NITI Aayog V-C also added, “To farmers, I say with confidence and trust that the government is only concerned about how to increase their income. These laws have been supported in the past by those who are in opposition now. Also, the government is now ready to discuss all their issues. The government is ready to clear any apprehension of the farmers. I hope that farmers will understand.”
(With inputs from ANI)