Union Minister VK Singh on Sunday mentioned the on going protests by farmers towards the three Central farm legal guidelines was “more political” in nature and underlined the NDA authorities’s intent to make sure the welfare of the ryots.
Speaking to reporters right here forward of his interplay with farmers, the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways claimed that “actual farmers are very happy with what has been done in last six months.” He sought to allay fears on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and different points, saying MSP will keep on whereas contract farming will solely profit the farmers.
“Lot of misconceptions are being given where farmer issue is concerned. Farmers all over India mostly are happy, actual farmers are very happy with what has been done in last six months,” he mentioned.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured the profit goes to the farmers, Singh mentioned, including, “the present agitation actually is more political than about farmers.” Farmers, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting for the final 25 days exterior Delhi towards the lately enacted three farm legal guidelines, with 5 rounds of talks with authorities thus far failing to interrupt the impasse.
Singh additional mentioned that different political events, whether or not Congress, AAP or the NCP led by Sharad Pawar, all of them wished that farmers ought to have the liberty from the agricultural produce advertising and marketing committee (APMC) and “they didnt want them tied up to these mandis.” He mentioned Modi has the “highest regard” for the farm sector and warranted the federal government was with the farmer and identified on the varied schemes together with insurance coverage and soil card to profit them.
“The government wants the farmer, who feeds the nation, to feel protected, to get the benefit of the government’s protection so that his income can be doubled,” he mentioned.
“…the farmer must understand that there are people who are misleading them and that is why I have come here to explain to our farmers that things are good, not as being given out by people,” he mentioned.
The legislations in query goal at defending the farmer and one in every of them says the farmer is free to promote his produce wherever he needs with “India being one market” for him, Singh mentioned.
“This is beneficial to the farmer since he can get better price.. what happens in the mandi is price is decided by the middlemen, the commission agents,” he mentioned.
The farmer has now been “freed from this,” however some had been insisting “we want the mandis.” “Mandis are going go stay. No problem in that. A voice is raised on Minimum Support Price. The bill (Act) says minimum support price will stay,” Singh added.
“So this misconception that has been created in the minds of our farmers friends needs to be taken away,” he mentioned.
On contract farming, he mentioned the federal government has ensured the farmer will get the profit regardless of the worth fluctuation and is particularly ready of benefit when the costs go up.
“Land is free from this contract and is provided protection…the farmer is provided protection from any exploitation by a contractor,” the minister mentioned.
Singh later tweeted he attended a Kissan Sammelan Programme right here.
“Having interacted with people here, one can feel that farmers are excited about the #FarmBills2020 brought by the @narendramodi government and feel that these historic reforms were long due. #GenerallySaying,” he mentioned within the tweet.
He additional tweeted some political events,”to cover their historic incompetence,” had been adamant on deceptive farmers about payments which can convey welfare and prosperity to them.