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  • New Agricultural reforms will give new options and new legal protection for Farmers – PM

    Published on November 30, 2020

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the farmers of the country that the new agriculcural reforms have been introduced for their development. Speaking at a gathering in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh this afternoon, he said, the government not just wants to provide them new market opportunities but also wants to strengthen the Mandi system. The Prime Minister stressed that new agricultural reforms have given farmers new options and new legal protection and at the same time the old system also continues if someone chooses to stay with that. He said, the NDA Government is working with pure intentions and the farmers of the country will lead the Atmnirbhar Bharat campaign. The Prime Minister said that earlier small farmers were not able to reach the market and now with introduction of these farmer laws, they have got many options to sell their products and also have legal security against any malpractice.
       
    The Prime Minister alleged that miscommunication is being spread by opposition about the agricultural reforms. He said that a new trend has come up recently where every initiative taken by his government is opposed on mere apprehensions and misconceptions. Mr Modi said, decades of deceit make farmers apprehensive but now there is no deceit and the NDA government is working with pure intentions. He alleged that in the name of farmers, many packages and projects were announced earlier but their benefits never reached the poor farmers. He remarked that the truth of those who spread illusions on the basis of mere apprehensions is being constantly exposed before the country. He added the government is also constantly answering those farmer families who still have some concerns. He expressed confidence that those farmers who have some doubts on agricultural reforms today, will also take advantage of these agricultural reforms in future and increase their income.

    The Prime Minister asserted that the NDA government has a proven track record of keeping promises. He said, the NDA Government is helping farmers and trying to increase their income by providing seeds, irrigation facilities, market and insurance cover to them. He said that the government has procured farmer’s products many times more than what was procured in the 5 years of UPA 2 regime. He said, the Government delivered on the promise of stopping the black marketing of urea and giving enough urea to the farmers. He said the Government delivered on the promise of fixing MSP at 1.5 times the cost in line with the recommendation of the Swaminathan Commission.  He said, even during the lockdown period, the government has provided fertilizers to the farmers. He stressed that the government is spending crores of rupees to modernize the mandis.

    The Prime Minister alleged that the opposition has a tendency to spread miscommunication about policies of the government and they did the same with the PM Kisan Nidhi scheme. He assured that if his party’s government comes to power in those states which have not implemented it yet, then it will be implemented there also. He said, assistance is being provided directly to the bank accounts of more than 10 crore farmer families of the country. So far, about one lakh crore rupees reached the farmers.

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