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Jammu, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the controversial farm bills while laying the foundation stone of nine Highway Projects in Bihar via Video Conference.
Speaking at the event, PM Modi asserted that farm Bills 2020 will empower the farmers to freely trade their produce anywhere. “Yesterday, two farm bills were passed in the Parliament. I congratulate my farmers. This change in the farming sector is the need of the present hour and our government has brought this reform for the farmers”, said the Prime Minister, reported India Today.
He also claimed that these Bills are not against the agriculture mandis and will empower farmers to freely trade their produce anywhere. Meanwhile, he also assured the farmers that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system will continue as before. “I want to assure every farmer that the Minimum Support Price system will continue as before”, PM Modi stated, a day after the Opposition dubbed the farm Bills as the ‘death warrant’ of farmers.
Earlier on Sunday, two of the three farm Bills — the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed by the Upper House amid huge ruckus by the Opposition MPs and farmers. The Bills will now go to the President for his assent before they are notified as laws.