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The government’s commitment to the well-being of farmers is “unmatched”: Prakash Javadekar | India News


NEW DELHI: A day after more than 850 academics came out in favor of three agricultural laws, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the central government’s commitment to the well-being of farmers is “unmatched.”
“More than 850 academics across the country have supported the new farm laws, saying they will change the fortunes of farmers and free agriculture from all wrong practices. Our government’s commitment to the well-being of farmers is unmatched.” Javadekar tweeted. .
On Friday, more than 850 academics from different parts of the country came out vigorously in support of the agricultural reform laws introduced by the government, saying that these laws seek to free agricultural trade from restrictions and allow farmers to sell their products at prices. competitive.
In a statement, the academics, which also include some vice-chancellors, said the union government has repeatedly assured farmers that these three farm laws will not end the Minimum Livelihood Price (MSP) “but will free the agricultural trade of all illicit market restrictions, open the market beyond ‘mandis’ and help small and marginal farmers sell their products at market / competitive prices. ”
“The new laws also give farmers full autonomy to sell their products. We strongly believe in the government’s guarantee that farmers protect their livelihoods. The government is still firmly committed to upholding the principle of minimum government, maximum governance. “says the statement. said.
“We stand in solidarity with both the government and the farmers and salute their intense efforts. We will all live, progress and develop together and in peace,” the academics said.
The statement comes amid continued protests by farmers on the Delhi borders against the three laws: the Agricultural Products Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, the Agricultural Price Guarantee and Services Agreement of the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection), 2020 and the Essential Products (Amendment) Act of 2020.
The government and farmers have held six rounds of talks so far.

Times of India