Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today gave an adjournment motion and urged the government in Lok Sabha to respond quickly to the plight of farmers in north India hit by heavy rains and hailstorm, saying like last time the help should not reach late as soon as the house met for the day.
He urged the Centre to send a team to assess the damage and demanded a statement by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in the House.
On which, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said he has spoken with the Agriculture Minister on the “serious” issue, who is in touch with state governments.
He said the minister could make a statement either today or tomorrow.
Rain and hailstorms lashed several parts of North India including Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana over the weekend and early this morning.
According to reports, rains have flattened wheat, mustard and coriander crops in the states.