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Agricultural minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in the house said that the central government is ready for talks with farmers but accused the opposition of misleading the farmers. He also said that the central government is ready to bring amendments in the act but this doesn't mean that there is any problem in legislation.
The government supports farmers and is working very hard under the leadership of Prime minister Narendra Modi to enhance the agricultural sector. They are working round the clock to revolutionize the farming sector so that the income of farmer doubles and they get benefitted.
"Farmers are being misled that others would occupy their land if these laws are implemented. Let me know if there is a single provision in Contract Farming law which allows any trader to snatch away the land of any farmer," he said in the Rajya Sabha.
Giving assurance related to MSPs, he said that APMC mandis will continue and will not be affected by the farm laws. He also said that the Modi government has started providing MSP to the farmers 50 per cent more than the production cost.
The government is trying that investment reaches the agricultural sector and further 1 lakh crore has been alloted under the atmanirbhar package.
"Our focus is to bring positive change in farmers' lives. Who would have thought that fruits and vegetables will be transported by rail? 100 Kisan Rails, that are in a way mobile cold storage, have been started. They are helping farmers get fair price of their produce," he said.
Further adding, he also said that the farm protests has been limited to one state and these are instigated farm protests. The farmers in one particular state are being mislead regarding the farm laws.
“Everyone knows that water is required for farming, but only Congress can practice ‘khoon ki kheti’. The BJP can never do so,” Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
Farmer unions, opposition parties have failed to point out a single flaw in three new farm laws," he said in the Rajya Sabha, adding that the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are committed to the welfare of farmers.
"We are not standing on prestige. We have been asking what is black in this law and no one is forthcoming," the minister said, reiterating the centre's stand.
"15th Finance Commission has recommended for providing Rs 2.36 lakh crores to gram panchayats, which has been accepted by the Cabinet. Around Rs 43,000 crore have been sanctioned for healthcare in rural areas. Rs 2.8 lakh crores will be spent via gram panchayats in 5 years," he said.