January 19, 2022

Farmers Protest News: Sharad Pawar As Agriculture Minister Sought Amendment In Apmc Act Now Ncp Clarifies – When Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar demanded change in APMC Act, now NCP has clarified


News Desk, Amar Ujala, Mumbai
Updated Mon, 07 Dec 2020 12:17 PM IST

Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar.
– photo: file photo

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Farmers have been demonstrating for the last 12 days on the Delhi border regarding agricultural laws. The farmers have been supported by the opposition parties. It also includes the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of former Union Minister Sharad Pawar.

At the same time, questions are being raised about Sharad Pawar that he had written a letter to the Chief Ministers of several states while being Union Minister and asked for amendment in the ‘Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee’ (APMC) Act, so that the private sector can play an important role. On the other hand, the NCP has offered clarification on these allegations.

What did NCP say on the allegations
NCP has said about these allegations, ‘Model APMC Act 2003 was introduced by Vajpayee government. However, many state governments were reluctant to implement it at that time. As Agriculture Minister, Pawar tried to forge a broad consensus among the State Agricultural Marketing Boards by inviting suggestions for implementation of the Act. Pawar’s party said, “As per the APMC Act, various state governments were explained about the benefits to the farmers and many state governments came forward to implement it.”

NCP said, ‘The new agricultural laws have created many doubts and insecurities in the minds of farmers about MSP and other issues which the government has failed to address. The Modi government could not form a broad consensus. The government failed to eliminate the fears of the farmers and the entire opposition.

NDA fulfilled the demands raised by Pawar
In Pawar’s letters shared by the NCP, it can be seen that he too made efforts to demand changes in the same provisions, which the BJP-led NDA government has made. The NCP has supported the Bharat Bandh of farmers on 8 December.

Wrote letters to Sheila Dixit and Shivraj
The letters shared by the NCP reveal that he wrote letters to the then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh. In this, he called for a well-run market of agriculture sector to enhance development, employment and economic prosperity in rural areas. Talking about the amendment in the APMC Act, he said that this would require huge investment in marketing infrastructure including cold storage. For this, private sector participation is necessary, which will require a proper regulatory and policy environment.

Farmers have been demonstrating for the last 12 days on the Delhi border regarding agricultural laws. The farmers have been supported by the opposition parties. It also includes the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of former Union Minister Sharad Pawar.

At the same time, questions are being raised about Sharad Pawar that he had written a letter to the Chief Ministers of several states while being Union Minister and asked for amendment in the ‘Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee’ (APMC) Act, so that the private sector can play an important role. On the other hand, the NCP has offered clarification on these allegations.

What did NCP say on the allegations

NCP has said about these allegations, ‘Model APMC Act 2003 was introduced by Vajpayee government. However, many state governments were reluctant to implement it at that time. As Agriculture Minister, Pawar tried to forge a broad consensus among the State Agricultural Marketing Boards by inviting suggestions for implementation of the Act. Pawar’s party said, “As per the APMC Act, various state governments were explained about the benefits to the farmers and many state governments came forward to implement it.”

NCP said, ‘The new agricultural laws have created many doubts and insecurities in the minds of farmers about MSP and other issues which the government has failed to address. The Modi government could not form a broad consensus. The government failed to eliminate the fears of the farmers and the entire opposition.

NDA fulfilled the demands raised by Pawar
In Pawar’s letters shared by the NCP, it can be seen that he too made efforts to demand changes in the same provisions, which the BJP-led NDA government has made. The NCP has supported the Bharat Bandh of farmers on 8 December.

Wrote letters to Sheila Dixit and Shivraj
The letters shared by the NCP reveal that he wrote letters to the then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh. In this, he called for a well-run market of agriculture sector to enhance development, employment and economic prosperity in rural areas. Talking about the amendment in the APMC Act, he said that this would require huge investment in marketing infrastructure including cold storage. For this, private sector participation is necessary, which will require a proper regulatory and policy environment.




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