Union Cabinet approves invoice to repeal three farm legal guidelines

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday authorised a invoice to repeal the contentious three farm legal guidelines, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur knowledgeable throughout a press briefing.

The new invoice will now be launched within the Lok Sabha for passage within the upcoming Winter session of Parliament starting November 29.

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Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced the repeal of the three contentious agriculture legal guidelines that had been enacted on September 17, 2020.

“Today, while apologising to the countrymen, I want to say with a sincere and pure heart that perhaps there must have been some deficiency in our efforts, due to which we could not explain the truth like the light of the lamp to some farmers,” Prime Minister Modi had stated throughout his handle to the nation.

Ludhiana: Farmers celebrating after PM Modi’s announcement final week. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

The Prime Minister had picked the event of Guru Nanak Jayanti to announce the repeal of the three legal guidelines, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.

Since November 26, 2020, farmers, largely from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at Delhi’s borders demanding the repeal of the legal guidelines.

Prime Minister Modi had additionally appealed to the farmers to name off their agitation and return home.

Govt extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme until March 2022

In its assembly, the Cabinet additionally determined to increase until March the free foodgrains provide beneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to supply reduction to ration cardholders.

The 5 kg foodgrain per particular person monthly is being offered freed from value to greater than 80 crore beneficiaries beneath the PMGKAY.

The 5 kg foodgrain is being offered over and above the conventional quota beneath the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

(Inputs from PTI)