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NEW DELHI: Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday hit again at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar‘s criticism over the new farm legal guidelines and accused of him of being “ignorant” and “misinformed”.
Defending authorities’s agri legal guidelines, Tomar mentioned the brand new reform facilitate promotion of further selection channel for farmers with option to promote their produce to anybody, anyplace.
“Sharad Pawar ji is a veteran politician and a former Union Agriculture Minister, who is also considered well-versed with the issues & solutions relating to Agriculture. He has himself tried hard to bring the same agriculture reforms earlier,” Tomar mentioned in a collection of tweets.

“Under new ecosystem, mandis are not affected. Instead, they will be more competitive and cost effective in terms of services and infrastructure; and both the systems will synergistically co-exist for the common interest of farmers,” Tomar mentioned.
Tomar additional mentioned it was “dismaying” to see the previous Union agriculture minister’s tweets using “a mix of ignorance and misinformation” on the agriculture reforms.

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday had mentioned the brand new agriculture legal guidelines of the federal government will adversely impression the Minimum Support Price (MSP) procurement and weaken the `Mandi’ system.
“The new farm legal guidelines curtail the powers of Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs or `Mandis’ in widespread parlance) relating to assortment of levy and charges from non-public merchants, dispute decision, agri-trade licensing and regulation of e-trading,” Pawar had mentioned.

“During my tenure, draft APMC rules 2007 were framed for setting up special markets, thereby providing alternative platforms for farmers to market their commodities and utmost care was also taken to strengthen the existing mandi system,” he added.
“As he is such a veteran leader, I would like to believe that he was genuinely misinformed of the facts. Now that he has the right facts, I hope he will also change his stand & also explain the benefits to our farmers,” Tomar mentioned.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting since late November at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the farm legal guidelines.


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