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PM Announces Centre's Decision To Repeal 3 Farm Laws

BP World Bureau | Nov 19 2021 09:34:09 AM
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the central government will be repealing the controversial farm laws and requested the farmers groups to end the protests. 

"We tried our best to explain to farmers. We were even ready to modify the laws, suspend them too. The matter reached the Supreme Court as well. This is not a time to blame anyone. I want to tell you that we have taken the farm laws back," he said. 

Centre had dialogues will several farm groups but the majority of them opposed the three farm laws; 

  1. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, 
  2. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020,
  3. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.

These laws will affect Middlemen and farmers are afraid that this will lead to the end of minimum support prices (MS).

Centre reached out and considered modifying the laws to ensure that the mandi system will be maintained and farmers will get MSPs. 

Read: Why Are Farmers Protesting Against Three New Laws? 

The PM maintained that the government will work for what is best for the farmers. 

Central government has ensured that crores are spent on farmers’ infrastructure and farmers are benefitting from it, he said. 

He added that when he was elected as the prime minister, he wanted to ensure that farmers' welfare is ensured. 

"Majority of farmers are small-scale farmers. And to help them, we took on a multi-faceted approach from seed technology, crop insurance schemes," he said.