Assure farmers that the MSP system will continue: PM Modi on farm bills
I want to assure every farmer that the minimum support price (MSP) provision system will continue as before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
The Prime Minister said this after inaugurating nine infrastructure development projects for Bihar, except for the launch of the “Ghar Tak Fiber” project which aims to provide internet connectivity to villages across the country via optical fibers. , via videoconference.
“I want to assure every farmer that the MSP system will continue as in the past. Likewise, as in every season, a campaign is launched to buy produce by the government, which will also continue to unfold,” he said. -he declares. mentionned.
“The greatest proof of this is the numbers of government purchases made over the past five years and purchases made before five years prior to 2014. If I’m just talking about oilseeds and pulses, government purchases have increased by 24%. percent, “he added.
The prime minister further said that even during the coronavirus pandemic phase, the government had made record purchases.
“For this year’s Rabi products, including wheat, rice, oilseeds and pulses, farmers were paid 1 lakh 13,000 crore in MSP. This figure is 30% higher than for the year last, “he said.
The Prime Minister also explained how, over the years, a bond had formed in the country, which benefited from the hard work of the farmers and now tried to make them oppose the new reforms introduced by the Center.
He also assured that these policies were not anti-Mandis and said his government was committed to modernizing them.
“The new agricultural reforms have given every farmer in the country the freedom to sell his produce anywhere. If he gets more profit in the mandi, he will sell them there. If apart from that, he gets more. of profits elsewhere, it’s not blocked from selling them there too, ”Modi said.
“The previous system of selling produce, the laws that existed, had tied the hands of farmers. Acting under the guise of these laws, such powerful groups had formed in the country which benefited from the plight of the farmers. allowed to continue? ”he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated nine infrastructure development projects worth Rs 14,000 crore for Bihar.
He also inaugurated the Ghar Tak fiber project in which the 45,945 villages of Bihar will be connected via fiber optic internet service.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, and Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Raj Kumar Singh, as well as other officials also participated in the meeting via video conference.
Meanwhile, speaking on the show, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi had objected to the behavior of opposition MPs against Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha Harivansh a day ago.
“Rajya Sabha’s vice-president Harivansh Ji is respected in Bihar and across the country. The unwarranted incident that happened with him yesterday in parliament hurt the people of Bihar. The people of Bihar will give an answer appropriate to the opposition, ”he said. mentionned.
The upper house witnessed unruly scenes on Sunday as members of the opposition stormed the well and reached the vice president’s seat to protest against agricultural bills debated and passed by the upper house by voice vote.
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