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Thakur said at the 48th National Conference of Company Secretaries here that efforts are being made to confuse some farmers of the country. You (against the new agricultural laws) want to stop the income growth of farmers all over the country, this is not fair.
He said that a section of the media shows that many farmers are involved in the movement (against the new agricultural laws), but also show the 95 percent farmers who are happy with these laws. According to Thakur, most of the farmers in the country have thanked the Narendra Modi government for the new agricultural laws as these provisions will help them to double their income by the year 2022. Taking a dig at the opposition parties of the BJP, he said that under the guise of the farmers’ movement, confusion is being spread that after the implementation of new agricultural laws, the Modi government will end the system of purchasing crops at the minimum support price (MSP).
The Minister of State for Finance said that we not only increased the MSP of crops compared to the previous government of United Progressive Alliance (UPA), but also increased government procurement of farmers’ produce at these rates.
He stressed that the new agricultural laws have given freedom to the farmers that they can sell their crops in any corner of the country at a nominal price.