Tomar counters ‘misinformed’ Pawar, says ‘new farm legal guidelines wont have an effect on MSP, mandis’

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‘New farm legal guidelines will not have an effect on MSP, mandis’: Tomar counters ‘misinformed’ Pawar

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday countered NCP President Sharad Pawar and stated that the brand new farm legal guidelines won’t have an effect on the present MSP system and mandis. His response got here a day after Pawar claimed that the Centre’s agriculture legal guidelines will adversely affect the Minimal Assist Value (MSP) procurement and weaken the ‘Mandi’ system. 

In a sequence of tweets, Tomar stated that new legal guidelines facilitate the promotion of further alternative channels for farmers with option to promote their produce to anybody, wherever with hassle-free motion in and out of doors the state to appreciate the aggressive and higher web worth for his or her produce. He assured that this may not have an effect on the present MSP system. 

The minister stated it was “dismaying” to see the veteran chief’s tweets using “a mixture of ignorance and misinformation” on the agriculture reforms. 

Additional, Tomar reiterated that mandis won’t be affected beneath the brand new ecosystem. “As an alternative, they are going to be extra aggressive and cost-effective by way of providers and infrastructure, and each the methods will synergistically co-exist for the frequent curiosity of farmers,” he wrote.

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As he’s such a veteran chief, I wish to imagine that he was genuinely misinformed of the details. Now that he has the proper details, I hope he may also change his stand and likewise clarify the advantages to our farmers,” the minister added.

1000’s of farmers have been protesting since late November at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Providers Act, 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020.

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