At a time when farmers are protesting across the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday sat down for lunch with hundreds of farmers of the State at a ‘Kisan Samagam’ programme, and sought their suggestions for the upcoming third agricultural road map of the State for 2017-2022. Altogether 699 farmers took part in the programme. Three farmers from each district were invited to offer their suggestions to increase farm productivity. Some of them suggested steps to increase the minimum support price. Others pointed Mr. Kumar’s attention to the lackadaisical approach of the government towards the farmers’ “real problems”. “Why doesn’t a farmer’s son want to do farming? The government needs to think over it,” said a young farmer from Kaimur, Sunil Kumar.