Centre needs to have sought advice from farmers before enacting new agricultural

Uttar Pradesh BJP working committee member Ram Iqbal Singh on Thursday stated there would have been no agitation by farmers had the Centre consulted them before enacting the new farming laws He likewise urged the government to bring a law guaranteeing the minimum assistance cost (MSP) for farmers.

Countless farmers are camping at Delhi’s border points in Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur to demand that the Centre rescind the three farm laws that were enacted in September last year and make a brand-new law guaranteeing MSP for crops.

Speaking to reporters here, Singh said the Modi government ought to have sought advice from the farmers prior to enacting the new agricultural laws.Had the farmers been taken into confidence by the federal government prior to bringing these laws, there would have been no agitation over the issue, he said.The former MLA likewise urged the Modi federal government to enact a law guaranteeing MSP to farmers.He stated the denial of MSP to farmers for their produce should be made a cognisable offence.The current walking in MSP is not in accordance with the increase in rates of diesel and fertilisers and farmers will suffer losses due to this, he added.The government had actually increased the MSP of six rabi crops in September last year.Singh likewise claimed that the situation in police stations and tehsils in Uttar Pradesh under the Yogi Adityanath federal government is “bad”. He said he had raised the concern in a meeting of the state working committee of the BJP held recently in Lucknow.The three farm laws have been forecasted by the Centre as significant reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove intermediaries and enable farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.The objecting farmers, on the other hand, have revealed apprehension that the brand-new laws would lead the way for eliminating the safety cushion of MSP and eliminate the ‘mandi’ (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of huge corporates.

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