‘Do learn this letter…’: PM Modi shares Agriculture Minister’s word to farmers, debunks myths on farm legal guidelines

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures farmers once more on farm legal guidelines.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared a letter penned by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in wake of the farmers protest in opposition to the brand new reforms being introduced within the agriculture sector asking folks to learn it to know the way it will assist the farmers. PM Modi mentioned the letter elaborately explains facets referring to the agricultural reforms and the way they’ll profit farmers. 

Within the letter, the Agriculture minister talks about myths which are being unfold in opposition to the brand new farms and the precise reality.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s Letter to Farmers

“A letter to farmer brothers and sisters

Expensive Farmer brothers and sisters,

I’m in fixed contact with you for the previous couple of days relating to historic agricultural reforms. Within the latest previous, I’ve had conversations with Nationwide Farmer Organizations of many states. These farming reforms have been welcomed by many farmer organizations. They’re pleased with these reforms, farmers have discovered a brand new ray of hope in these reforms. Examples of such farmers from completely different areas of the nation are additionally being acquired, who’ve additionally began benefiting from these new agriculture legal guidelines.

Nevertheless, there may be additionally the opposite side of those agricultural reforms that confusion has been created about these legal guidelines amongst among the farmers’ organizations.

Being the Agriculture Minister of the nation, It’s my obligation to clear up the confusion of every farmer, and to make each farmer free from worries. It’s my accountability to convey the truth and precise place earlier than you in regards to the conspiracy making a wall of lies between the federal government and the farmer in Delhi and the encompassing areas.

I personally belong to a farmer household. I grew up taking a look at and understanding the specifics of farming and the challenges of farming, waking up late at night time to water to the sector, operating to shut the weir when it was damaged by operating water, concern of premature rain – all these have been the a part of my life too. I’ve additionally waited for weeks after harvest to promote the crops.

Even below these circumstances and circumstances, the farmer of the nation is endeavoring to supply increasingly grains for the nation. We’ve got seen the endeavors of the farmers of India throughout this disaster of Corona. Our farmers helped to speed up the nation’s financial system by bumper manufacturing. Throughout this time, report sowing ensured higher yields sooner or later.

It’s a matter of nice satisfaction for me as an Agriculture Minister that after the brand new legislation got here into drive, all earlier data of presidency procurement on MSP have additionally been damaged. At a time when our authorities is creating new data of procurement on MSP and rising the variety of procurement centres, some individuals are mendacity to the farmer that the MSP will likely be carried out away with.

I urge the farmers to acknowledge this lie being unfold by some folks motivated by political pursuits and reject it outright. The federal government which gave MSP one and a half occasions of the fee to the farmers, the federal government which within the final 6 years, has nearly doubled the quantity of MSP within the account of farmers, such a authorities won’t ever cease MSP. MSP continues and can proceed.

Fantasy Reality

The MSP system is ending.

APMC mandis are being closed.

The MSP system in operation and will likely be operational.

APMC mandis will likely be continued. This legislation won’t be relevant on APMC mandis.

Farmers’ land is in peril.

Settlement will likely be just for crop, not for land. There will likely be no settlement for any switch of land together with sale, lease and mortgage.

Contractors can purchase land of the farmer in opposition to any due.

No matter be the state of affairs, the land of the farmers is protected.

There is no such thing as a value assure for farmers within the case of contract farming.

The procurement value of agricultural produce will likely be talked about within the farming settlement.

Farmers won’t be paid.

Farmers need to be paid throughout the stipulated timeframe, in any other case authorized motion will likely be taken and penalty will likely be imposed.

Farmers can not withdraw from the contracts.

Farmers can withdraw from the contract at any time with none penalty.

Contract farming has by no means been tried earlier than.

Many states have authorized contract farming. Many states even have contract farming legal guidelines.

There is no such thing as a session or dialogue relating to these legal guidelines.

There have been discussions for 20 years. It began within the yr 2000 with the Shankarlal Guru Committee. Thereafter, the Mannequin APMC Act in 2003, APMC Guidelines in 2007, Committee of Chief Ministers of Haryana, Punjab, Bihar and West Bengal in 2010 and authorized by Agriculture Ministers of 10 states in 2013, Mannequin APLM Act in 2013 and eventually authorized by Parliament in 2020.

For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, farmer welfare is without doubt one of the most necessary commitments of his life. To extend the earnings of the farmers and to convey prosperity of their lives, this authorities is consistently taking selections below the management of Prime Minister.

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With a purpose to empower the farmer, our authorities has taken each resolution from seed to marketplace for the final 6 years, which is able to make farming simpler for farmers, scale back difficulties and enhance their earnings.

You additionally know that 80 per cent of the small farmers in our nation have holding of just one or two acres. Such farmers have been engaged in farming since independence for his or her survival. These small farmers are being benefitted to a big extent by the steps taken by the federal government.

The motive behind supplying you with 6 thousand rupees yearly by means of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi is that you do not want to take mortgage in troublesome occasions. Crop insurance coverage cowl compensates you for the crop broken by pure calamities. The Soil Well being Card supplies details about  the well being of the farmer’s land. Then again, Neem Coated Urea has given nice reduction to the farmers by stopping the black advertising and marketing of fertilizer. Might the Annadata be additionally Urjadata, the nation is transferring ahead to realize this purpose.

 One other drawback of the farmers has additionally been that many of the warehouses, chilly storages and processing facilities are positioned close to the massive cities reasonably than villages. As a result of this, farmers cannot avail full profit of those amenities. To beat this imbalance, now an Agricultural Infrastructure Fund of Rs 1 lakh crore has been created.

Within the midst of those efforts, we now have additionally seen how some folks used to purchase the exhausting toiled produce of the farmer at a throwaway value because of lack of market availability. The farmer of India didn’t even have the precise to repair the value of the produce of his subject, to promote it wherever he wished.

Everybody knew and understood this compulsion of the farmer. The sooner governments additionally used to advocate for offering open market together with the mandi to the farmers. The method of dialogue about this began within the yr 2001 throughout the interval of Atal authorities. After Atal ji, there was a Congress authorities on the Middle for 10 years and it was additionally in assist of those reforms, mentioning these reforms in its manifesto.

The very fact is that nobody ever supported the outdated system that binds the farmers. As we speak, I need to inform you by this letter that not even any farmer chief or group has given a single assertion for the final 20-25 years, that farmers wouldn’t get different various to promote their produce and the system that is occurring is healthier. In our nation, many huge farmers have been in protest for liberating themselves in opposition to the restrictions of prevailing system. Agricultural consultants have been saying that with out these reforms it’s troublesome to vary the lifetime of the farmers of India.

When the NDA authorities was fashioned within the yr 2014, we began dialogue on these reforms afresh. Mannequin legal guidelines had been despatched to state  governments. Discussions had been held within the committees of Chief Ministers. Inside six months, we took this matter to crores of farmers of our nation. Via about 1.5 lakh trainings and webinar periods, numerous issues associated to farmers and the provisions of the brand new agricultural legislation had been mentioned after which these new agricultural legal guidelines have come into existence.

Expensive farmer brothers and sisters,

The mandis are in operation and will likely be operational. APMC is being strengthened additional. Together with this, the open market can even provide the possibility of promoting your produce at good costs at your door. Moreover, the transporting value of produce from the farm to the mandi can even be saved.

The possession of farmer will stay on the land. The federal government which can also be offering possession of the home to each household dwelling in villages by means of possession sceme, won’t ever allow anybody to take even an inch of land of the farmers.

Our authorities is dedicated to the farmers each by intention and coverage.

Expensive sisters and brothers,

The confusion which is being unfold on MSP, mandi and taking possession of the land, the federal government is consistently making an attempt to make it clear.

We’re consistently discussing with farmers and their organizations and are prepared always to handle their considerations.

However it’s equally vital to know the vicious cycle created by some political events and organizations below the guise of farmers.

The nation’s misfortune is that in the present day some individuals who name themselves impartial, take into account themselves intellectuals, are shamelessly talking the precise reverse of what they mentioned. However nothing is hidden from the general public. Their outdated statements and actual face are additionally uncovered to the nation.

These individuals are pondering that they’ll hurt the federal government for his or her political selfishness. However the reality is that they’re concentrating on you, the nation’s farmer and the youth of the nation additionally. These folks have tried to make harmless farmers puppets of their politics.

That is the Congress authorities who put down Swaminathan Committee studies by eight years, how can it’s pleasant to the farmers?

The Congress, which says in its manifesto that along with the market, farmers must be supplied with completely different choices for promoting produce, why they need the farmers to be restricted. UPA’s agriculture minister wrote letters in favor of those reforms, why he’s now taking a U-turn?

Whereas the Aam Aadmi Get together was writing in its manifesto on the time of Punjab elections that it might permit the farmers to promote produce outdoors the mandi, why it’s now opposing?

The Hooda Committee had talked about farming reforms, the committee additionally had huge leaders of the Akali Dal, so why they’re talking in a unique tone in the present day?

The farmer organizations who had been supporting these reforms two or three months in the past, and had been greeting our authorities, why they’re opposing it now?

My farmer brothers and sisters,

For many years, there was a politics of vote-making in our nation by simply saying reforms. The nation is now watching the federal government, which fulfills them authentically by making an announcement.

Seeing elevated blessing of the folks of the nation on us, some events additionally felt that they misplaced political floor, so that they unfold confusion amongst farmers.

It’s our accountability to clear this confusion. Subsequently, we’re consistently making an attempt to resolve every problem with the agitating farmers.

However, you additionally need to be cautious that such folks have additionally joined this motion, whose purpose shouldn’t be peasant curiosity in any respect. As we speak, as soon as once more they’re immediately and not directly encouraging violence and anarchy for his or her political selfishness by hiding behind the nation’s Annadaata.

By hiding behind Annadata of the nation, they’re forcing to let loose the accused of riots and accused concerned in spreading violence instantly.

By hiding behind Annadata of the nation, they harm the statue of Gandhi, insult Bapu, identical Bapu who began an enormous motion of Satyagraha for the farmers in Champaran.

Irrigation water mustn’t attain to farmers, for this, these Organizations left no stone unturned and resorted to each authorized maneuver through the years. These folks have been placing obstacles within the work of offering electrical energy to the farmers and development of dams for years. These individuals are pretending to be the farmer pleasant in the present day.

When the nation is transferring ahead with its willpower of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Vocal for native is occurring , then we must acknowledge these folks’s intentions, who  have introduced to boycott the Indian merchandise.

When the challenges of safety on the border in Leh-Laddak are on peak, when  snow falls have occurred, folks, who’re making an attempt to cease the trains carrying provides for troops on the border , can’t be farmers in any approach.

Due to these folks, logistics and different necessary issues need to be despatched by means of air and different means for our soldier. Onerous-earned cash of our folks is being spent for these various preparations.

Even within the battle of 1962, the ideology of those folks was not with the nation they usually had been hiding behind the curtains and deceptive farmers.

As we speak, these individuals are once more talking the identical language of 1962.

These folks have additionally tried to destroy and pollute the discretion of farmers with their vile intentions and plans.

Our farmer brothers and sisters should suppose this that once they had began the motion, what was their intention at the moment and what’s occurring in the present day?

I humbly request to you thru this letter, with out being misled please take into account it on the idea of the info.

It’s the accountability of our authorities to clear your doubts and to reply your queries. We’ve got by no means withdrawn from this obligation and can by no means step again.

Following the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vishwas’ within the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our authorities has been endeavoring for shielding curiosity of everybody with out discrimination. The historical past of the final 6 years is a witness to this.

Have religion on us, these reforms have been made within the curiosity of farmers  and can lay the muse of a brand new period in Indian agriculture, strengthen and supply freedom to the farmers of the nation.

With the energy of those agricultural reforms, we’ll enrich Indian agriculture.”

Assurance to Anndata

  • Authorities is able to give written assurance about MSP.
  • States could also be allowed to tax non-public markets outdoors APMC.
  • Farmers can even have the choice to go to court docket to resolve any sort of dispute.
  • States could have the precise to register into farming agreements.
  • Nobody can purchase the land of farmer, as a result of this legislation doesn’t permit switch, sale, lease and mortgage of any tract of land of the farmers.
  • Contractors can not make any everlasting adjustments on farmers’ land.
  • Contractors can not avail loans on any momentary construction constructed on farmer’s land.
  • No matter be the state of affairs, however the legislation doesn’t permit any course of to grab the farmers’ land.

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