Farmers being misled on Agricultural Laws by vested interests: Dr Jitendra Singh
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has alleged that farmers are being misled on Agricultural Laws by vested interests. Dr Singh said that the Contract Agreement, as per the Act brought in through the new Agricultural Laws , will be for the crops and not for the land. He launched a campaign from his Lok Sabha constituency in support of the Farmers Laws brought in by the Narendra Modi Government and against the disinformation being spread by the Congress Party.
The Union Minister said, while the Bill clearly prohibits sale, lease or mortgage of farmers’ land, Dr Jitendra Singh asked, where is the question of farmers’ land being taken over by certain capitalists as is being alleged. He said, the farm Bill clearly states that the agreement will be for the crops and not for the land.
He said, the irony is that while the common farmer is satisfied and has no apprehensions, it is some politically motivated interests which have no knowledge or stake in farming but who are trying to make an issue out of it. He said, it is in the interest of the farming community of India and common people at large, that all the like-minded people should come out and vociferously dispel the disinformation and the malicious campaign launched by the self-seeking elements.
Dr Singh said, the Contract Agreement with the farmers is to get the fixed price. He said, the new Act also provides the provision for farmers to withdraw from the Contract at any time without any penalty.