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Union Minister Ranath Singh Says New Pro-Farmer Farm Laws Mislead Congress | India News

SHIMLA: Union defense minister Rajnath Singh said that 3 new agricultural laws in favor of farmers will double their income. He said those who do not know the ABCD of agriculture are misleading farmers and as soon as protesting farmers find out about the benefits of the new farm laws, they will steer clear of people trying to divert them elsewhere. He said the new farm laws will increase farmers’ incomes, but Congress is misleading them. He said that some farmers are protesting and the government is willing to talk with them to clear up their doubts.
Accusing opposition parties, including Congress, of misleading farmers about the new farm laws, Rajnath Singh said that farmers should test the new laws for at least 2 years to see the results and if they are not satisfied, they should maintain a dialogue with the government to make the necessary amendments. .
In addressing the function held in Shimla To celebrate 3 years of the government headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Himachal Pradesh practically from Delhi, Rajnath Singh said that with 3 new agricultural laws now farmers have the freedom to sell their products anywhere in the country. He said the Mandi system will continue.
He said that a misconception about Minimum Support Price (MSP) is being deliberately being created, while the truth is that MSP will continue and there were no plans to terminate it.
He said the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has implemented the MSP formula of the Swaminathan report according to which MSP is now paid.
He said that the attempt to instigate farmers will not be successful, as no one can dare to seize the land from farmers under the new laws, as strict provisions have been made to protect the interests of farmers.
He said that under contract farming, the contract with farmers will only be for their cultivation and not for the land.
He said that the Government of India is going to establish 10,000 agricultural producer organizations in the country that will ensure that farmers and horticulturists can sell their products on the market on their own with some added value.
He said that the Prime Minister has started reforms in the agricultural sector and farmers should test the new agricultural laws for a year or two and if they do not find them beneficial then they should have a dialogue with the government to introduce amendments.

Times of India

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