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GoI HAS CREATED ‘EK DESH - EK BAZAAR’, NEW AGRI ACTS ARE A CATALYST FOR DOUBLING FARMERS INCOME: ANURAG THAKUR

October 11, 2020 08:57 PM
Anurag Thakur was given warm welcome in Dharamshala by bjp workers (Twitter)

AGRICULTURE SECTOR IS THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR AATMANIRBHARBHARAT VISION AND FARMERS’ INTEREST IS THE PRIORITY OF THE GOVERNMENT, AGRI ACTS EMPOWER THE FARMER WITH THE POWER OF CHOICE, COMPETITIVE PRICE AND BIGGER MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

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Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Sh. Anurag Thakur said, “Union government has created ‘Ek Desh - Ek Bazaar’ on the lines of ‘One Nation - One Tax’ and ‘One Nation-One (Ration) Card’; which would give farmers the full freedom of choice, complete control over price of their produce and a larger market to sell, free from the clutches of middlemen.”Shri Thakur was addressing the media regarding the recent Agriculture Laws in Dharamshala today.

“The government is not going to stop purchasing farm produce and it is not doing away with the Minimum Support Price scheme. Infact, the government is giving more than MSP and has doubled the procurement in certain areas. Farmers will have the power to choose what they produce, when they produce, whom to sell, at what price to sell”, he added.

“Through these acts, the government is enabling the farmers to produce as per their will and convenience and that they should not be bound by selling only to the APMCs. The farmer will have control over his crop and he should have the right to receive competitive price for his crops. These Acts will be the catalyst to the promise we made to the nation of doubling farmer’s income by 2022”, he further said.

The Minister reiterated that, “no one can take away the farmers land, they will receive competitive price for their crops,new technologywill enhanceproduction and harvest. Government of India is making an huge investment in the agriculture sector.This will create new cold storage, warehouses, better logistics, food processing units, which will ultimately directly benefit farmers by doubling their income.”

“The government has already created 2,000-plus Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) and 10,000 more are in the works with a budgetary allocation of Rs 5,000 crore. Over 1,000 agri start-ups, driven by young technology graduates, have been created and over 20,000 agri clinics have been made possible by agriculture graduates. We need these reforms now more than ever before for these start-ups to prosper which will benefit the farmers most. These acts will help farmers residing in every nook and corner of the country",he added

 
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