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LS adjourned after marathon discussion on demands for grants related to agriculture, rural ministries

ANI | Updated: Jul 17, 2019 02:03 IST

New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Tuesday midnight after marathon discussion on demands for grants of Ministries of Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, in which members raised their concerns related to agriculture.
After coming out of the extended Lok Sabha session which was later adjourned, Pralhad Joshi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister said, "It is being done with the initiation of Speaker, government and all MPs. Farmer issues were discussed. For the first time, there has been such productivity and our concern for farmers can be seen through this."
"MPs participated in the discussion in large numbers and gave suggestions. It is a matter of happiness that everyone took an interest in agriculture and rural issues, till this hour. When all work together, a solution naturally comes out," Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. 
When the Lok Sabha witnessed thin attendance during the evening hours on Tuesday during the discussion, Speaker Om Birla appealed to the members to be present in the House for maximum time and said they will benefit from speeches of fellow members. 
The House will now meet on Wednesday at 11 am.
Taking part in the debate, the members said that about 80 crore people were linked to agriculture and expressed concern over farmer suicides. 
The House had sat late on Monday to discuss the demands for grants of Road, Transport and Highways ministry. It had worked till midnight last week also during discussions on demands for grants for railways. 
Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu was among those who praised the Speaker Om Birla for his effort to give the opportunity to all members by sitting in House for long hours. (ANI)