Two-thirds of 🇮🇳's 1.3 bn believe that Modi✌ is only trying to build a support base to keep power in the 2019 general election📥. Farmers👳🏼 say that they won’t be voting for him as PM again, even after more aid💰 promised in last week’s budget. The budget doubled spending on agriculture🌱 to 💲5.3 bn defending its promise that farmer’s incomes💵 would double by 2022. However, critics say that the extra spending is an accounting entry that was previously borne by the finance💵 ministry. It shifts the cost of an interest subsidy into the agriculture🌱 budget. Widespread crop damage has been sustained in north 🇮🇳 after 2⃣ failed monsoons☔. Low state purchase prices and a lack of compensation for crop losses are worsening farmers’ plight😣. Several farmers are in sheer despair contemplating selling their lands or suicide😳. 30 in Haryana have died💐 due to farmers protesting a lack of economic opportunity.
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