News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:01 PM IST
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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted, ‘New agricultural laws do not abolish APMC mandis. The mandis will continue to operate as before. The new law gave farmers freedom to sell their crops anywhere. Whoever gives the best price to the farmers will be able to buy the crop whether it is in the market or outside the market. ‘ Along with this, he has also tweeted a picture, which reveals myths and facts about agricultural laws.
The new agricultural laws do not abolish APMC mandis. The mandis will continue to operate as before. The new law has given farmers the freedom to sell their crops anywhere. Whoever gives the best price to the farmers will be able to buy the crop whether it is in the market or outside the market. #FarmBills pic.twitter.com/xRi35CkOTs
– Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) November 30, 2020
At the same time, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted, ‘Do not misunderstand the agricultural law. Farmers in Punjab sold more of the paddy market than last year and more at MSP. MSP is also alive and market is alive and government procurement is also happening.
Do not misunderstand the agricultural law. Punjab farmers sold more paddy in the market than last year #MSP sold on. MSP is also alive and market is alive and government procurement is also happening.
– Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) November 30, 2020
Significantly, the MSP is the biggest concern of the farmers regarding the three agricultural laws brought by the government. Apart from this, there is also doubt about the mandis. In such a situation, the government is doing its best to convince the farmers to end the protest.
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The government has called farmers for talks on December 3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, in his radio program Mann Ki Baat, listed the benefits of the agricultural law and asked farmers not to get into any rumor.
On the other hand, farmers, frozen for the fifth consecutive day on the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border, on the call of Delhi Chalo March, rejected the proposal of conditional talks by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday and are frozen here on Monday. At the same time, stone barricades have been installed to stop the farmers sitting at the UP gate. Delhi Traffic Police has informed that the Singhu and Tikari borders will remain closed on Monday.