Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised a Dhule farmer in Mann Ki Baat on Sunday 29 Nov for using the new farm laws to get outstanding payment from a trader.
The prime minister said that its been a long tradition of buying crops from farmers and keep the payments pending for months. But the new farm laws passed by Parliament have helped farmers who were restrained and given them new rights and opportunities. Within a short span of time, these new rights have begun to makebetter our farmers. Jitendra Bhoi, a farmer from Dhule district, made use of the new farm laws to get back his dues from the trader,” said Modi
Bhoi, who is from the Bhatane village in Shirpur taluka of the district, had cultivated corn and decided to sell his produce to a trader for the right price. The total cost of the produce was fixed at approximately Rs 3.3 lakh. Bhoi had received an advance of Rs 25,000 and was decided that the rest of the amount would be cleared within 15 days. Later, he did not received his payment within that time.
The new farm laws, which were passed in September, came to his aid. Under this law, all dues of farmers must be cleared within three days of produce procurement, or the farmer can file a complaint. Another aspect of this law is that the area sub-divisional magistrate has to ensure that the farmer get his due payment within one month.
“I had sold 270 quintals of corn to a trader on July 19. But I did not receive the balance payment of around Rs 3 lakh. When I came to know about the new farm laws, I lodged a complaint on September 29 and got the outstanding payment,” Bhoi told TOI.