Farm reform legal guidelines have given new alternatives to farmers, says PM Modi

In a bid to allay fears of farmers who have been protesting in opposition to the new farm legal guidelines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that the agricultural reforms have opened the doorways of new alternatives for farmers and gave them extra rights. 

“Recent agri-reforms have opened the doors of new opportunities for farmers. Decades-old demands of farmers which were promised by many political parties have now been met. Parliament has recently passed farm reform laws after rigorous brainstorming. These reforms have not only broken shackles of farmers but have also given new rights and opportunities to them,” PM Modi stated while addressing the nation within the 71st version of his month-to-month radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

“Under this law, it is mandatory to pay farmers within three days of purchasing the produce. If payment is not made, then the farmer can lodge a complaint. Another major provision is that the SDM of the area must address the complaint of the farmer within one month,” he stated.

The Prime Minister requested the youth particularly these finding out agriculture to go to close by villages and make farmers aware of fashionable farming and up to date farm reforms.

“By doing this, you will become a partner in big change that is happening in the country,” he stated. The Prime Minister’s feedback got here at the same time as lots of of farmers proceed to camp in and across the nationwide capital as a part of their agitation in opposition to the Centre’s agricultural legal guidelines.

In his radio broadcast, Modi touched upon varied other subjects starting from the idol of goddess Annapurna, stolen in 1913 from Varanasi, being introduced again to India from Canada to emphasising that instructional establishments ought to harness the strengths and abilities of their alumni.

Remembering Guru Nanak Dev, whose delivery anniversary is on Monday, Modi lauded his noble beliefs and added that he thought-about himself to be lucky for his involvement in varied works associated to Sikh gurus and gurudwaras.

He additionally hailed the opening of the Kartarpur Sahib hall in November final yr as historic.

In his remarks, PM Modi talked a few gurudwara in Kutch, which is taken into account very sacred and particular.

The tradition of India is gaining reputation all over the world, he famous. “One such effort is by Jonas Masetti, who is based in Brazil and popularises Vedanta as well as the Gita among people there. He uses technology effectively to popularise our culture and ethos,” Modi stated.

The prime minister additionally lauded Gaurav Sharma, the MP for Hamilton West, New Zealand, for taking his oath of office in Sanskrit.

Farmers from varied states have launched into ‘Dilli Chalo’ march to protest in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines. Reaching out to protesting farmers, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had on Saturday stated the Central government was prepared to carry talks on their “every problem and demand”.

He urged the farmers, who’re protesting in opposition to three farm legal guidelines enacted just lately, to shift to Nirankari Samagam Ground marked for his or her protest by Delhi Police and stated the Centre was prepared to speak to them sooner than December 3.

The Tikri border has been opened to allow farmers to proceed to the bottom marked for his or her protest in opposition to the three legal guidelines — the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Service Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

(With company inputs)

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