Govt-Opp consensus on farm legal guidelines repeal: Tomar

WITH THE Opposition accusing the federal government of not permitting a dialogue on the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned on Monday that there was “consensus” on the problem. He additionally mentioned a dialogue on the Bill may have began in Lok Sabha however protests by Opposition events dominated it out.

Tomar mentioned the federal government had enacted the three farm legal guidelines for the advantage of farmers. “The government had held discussions with the protesting farm unions, but we are sorry that we could not succeed in explaining the benefits of the farm laws,” he mentioned.

Tomar mentioned the Opposition needed the legal guidelines repealed, and when the federal government agreed to it, there was consensus.

In Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla repeatedly requested Opposition members to return to their seats so {that a} dialogue may happen, mentioned Tomar. If there was a dialogue, the federal government will surely have responded, he mentioned.

Tomar mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi had saved his phrase because the Bill was handed on the primary day of the Winter Session. He mentioned the Centre had tried to take ahead the agriculture sector by means of a number of schemes over the past seven years.

He mentioned the federal government has applied the MSP as per the Swaminathan Committee’s suggestions, and MSP-based procurement has almost doubled as in comparison with 2014.