President’s House allots time to Opposition parties at 5pm to meet President Kovind over farm bills. Only five opposition leaders permitted to meet, owing to #COVID19 protocols: Sources Opposition parties had earlier sought an appointment over the issue. Opposition leader earlier asked President not to sign Farms bill the leaders may put up their pleading in details.
Agricultural Reforms & the recently passed #FarmBills2020 seem promising, as Private firms are ready to invest large for farmers.
MSP for 6 Rabi crops has been hiked by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Parliament.
Agriculture reforms shall bring farmers easy way to be in business and trade make farmers experts in their respective fields which brings rural folk to be more skillful entrepreneurs may help in increased income in future.
5.71 % increase in sowing area coverage of kharif crops: Agriculture Ministry.
Amid protests, kharif crops ripen
65% jump in food business registrations due to reforms, says Agri Secy.
As the furore over the farm Bills moves out of Parliament and continues on the streets with ongoing farmer protests, major kharif crops are set to come to market in a few weeks. This could provide early indicators of the impact of the controversial reforms, which have, in fact, been in force since the ordinances were issued in June.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswamy reiterated that the Centre’s three laws on agriculture are beneficial to the farmers.
Talking to reporters at Madurai Airport last evening, he said the DMK is opposing them due to lack of understanding of their various provisions. He said contract farming is only optional for the farmers. He clarified that the contract farming agreements will be made in a transparent manner. He assured that the farmers can continue to sell the essential commodities they produce at the MSP even after the legislations come into force. He said the stockholding limits can be regulated by the government to prevent anomalous price rise.
When asked about the AIADMK MP in the Rajya Sabha SR Balasubramaniam criticising the bills during the debate, Mr Palaniswamy said his party will call for an explanation from him.
TMC leaders raise questions on exclusion of cereals, pulses and oil seeds from Essential Commodities Act.
Protests witnessed across West Bengal on Tuesday against the passage of the two agriculture Bills in Parliament.
Input from Thindu News