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    Centre Reaches out to stakeholders on farm bills

  • Date : 14 October, 2020

    Reaching out to stakeholders to allay apprehensions about the recently passed farm bills, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday met policy experts, industry leaders and academicians associated with the agriculture sector, who were all praise for the new legislation. Singh along with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has so far held a series of meetings with farmers and many others associated with the farm sector to deliberate upon the three agriculture-related bills recently passed by the Parliament.

    Chairman of Global Food and Retail Council Rakesh Gambhir, who was part of the delegation that met both Union Ministers, said it was a good interaction and praised the government for bringing these three bills. "In a way, these three farm bills will usher a new era of reforms in the agriculture sector and will give farmers' independence from the clutches of the middlemen and help in getting them better prices for their produce," Gambhir told reporters after the meeting.
     
    Echoing similar sentiments, Chairman of Punjab-based Green Valley Farms, Earlier in a statement, Singh had assured that the MSP mechanism will stay and the support price will continue to rise under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. Agencies said there are enormous benefits of the new farm-related legislation but the farmers need to be made aware and educated about it.
     
    He said talking to the farmers in their language is important so that there is no confusion about these three bills. Last week, Singh had a long meeting with a delegation of award-winning farmers including a Padma Shri awardee to deliberate on the government's farm Plegislations. 
 















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