File photograph of Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (Image: PTI)
Farmers around Punjab and Haryana and other declares are protesting against new farmville farm laws which they feel will cause procurement in the hands of corporates and the end of minimum help support price (MSP) regime.
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- Last Updated: October 13, 2020, 7:14 EVENING IST
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Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri with Tuesday reached out to scientists, mentors and senior professionals from farmville farm sector in Congress-ruled Punjab to misgivings about new farm laws and regulations, saying that the reforms will even gain ‘arthiyas’ (commission agents). The ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) also asserted that the MSP regimen will stay.
Farmers in Punjab and even Haryana and other states are protesting against new farm laws they will feel will lead to procurement inside the hands of corporates and the finish of minimum support price (MSP) regime. “In Punjab, some people have been spreading lies, fake propaganda and inciting the farmers against the government by calling the new agriculture laws anti-farmers despite knowing the benefits of these laws for farmers to increase their income,” Puri said in a exclusive meeting.
Explaining the benefits of the reconstructs to arthiyas, Puri said typically the laws will also create new prospects for them. Arthiyas can provide better seed products, inputs, knowledge, supply chain help apart from their existing roles around mandis, he said in a affirmation. “Investments will drive change across the supply chain benefiting all stakeholders to reduce the agriculture wastage which is currently at 30 per cent,” he added. The ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) was interacting with scientists, professors and various senior professionals from the agriculture industry from Taran Taran and Amritsar around Punjab.
During his interaction, Puri also noted that there has been a rise in procurement of grains at MSP in Punjab. Punjab registered a unprecedented increase in kharif paddy purchase that has increased to 26.one lakh tonne till October 10 of the ongoing kharif marketing time from 7.4 lakh masse in the year-ago period, he claimed.
Across India, total kharif paddy purchase rose 35 per cent to 49.5 lakh tonne from 31st.7 lakh tonne in the claimed period, he said adding that this government has increased by nearly thirty per cent the number of procurement centers via 30,549 in 2019-20 to be able to 39,130 this year. Paddy purchase commenced in Punjab and Haryana from September 26 due to early on arrival of the crop, while in other towns it began from October 1.
The minister also outlined significant steps, including the launch of PM-KISAN scheme, taken by the NDA authorities in the last six years for the advantage of farmers.