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Announcing yet another pre-poll "guarantee" in Gujarat, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his party, if voted to power in the state, will waive farm loans and also create a mechanism to buy produce from farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP).
In his address to farmers at Dwarka town of Devbhumi Dwarka district, the Delhi Chief Minister also promised to conduct a fresh survey of land as farmers were unhappy with the survey conducted recently by the BJP government. "Though MSP is announced every year, farm produce is not sold at that price. It is my guarantee that our government will buy at MSP if farmers do not find any other buyer who is willing to buy their produce at MSP. We will start with five farm produce such as wheat and paddy, and then add more," said Kejriwal in his address.
The income tax department has detected unaccounted transactions of more than ₹ 300 crore after it raided a Gujarat-based business group engaged in manufacturing of ceramic tiles early this month, the CBDT said Tuesday. The searches were launched on August 9 at 36 premises spread across Rajkot, Morbi, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Guwahati, Gurugram and Kolkata. Initial analysis of seized documents and digital data shows that the group has been engaged in "large-scale tax evasion" by adopting various methods, including, by way of unaccounted cash sales outside the books of account, under invoicing of sales and booking of bogus purchases, the CBDT said in a statement.