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Modi govt's policies will empower farmers: Narendra Singh Tomar

Modi govt's policies will empower farmers: Narendra Singh Tomar

Chandigarh, Jun 27 (UNI) The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said his government aims to ensure doubling the farmers’ income .

He also made it clear that the three ordinances which have been recently brought by the government, does not provide for any provision of eliminating Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops. He said MSP would to continue to remain as it is.

Mr Tomar was speaking at a virtual rally organised by Punjab BJP on Saturday to take the policies of the Modi Government to the people.



The Union Minister categorically said grain markets would work as usual and the government is committed to procuring every grain of the farmers from the markets.

Accusing the Congress of misleading the farmers in Punjab, he said these ordinances have given the right to the farmers to sell their produce on their desired rates and further, they can also sell their produce even from their fields. He questioned Congress whether it is against giving such rights to the farmers.



He disclosed that farmers were not able to do international trade due to some difficulties and traders were minting money by selling the farmers’ produce through global markets. Mr Tomar also questioned Congress leaders for denying such rights to the peasants.



Calling three ordinances ‘biggest reforms’, the Minister said there would not be any tax on selling their produce outside the markets which would enhance the income of farmers. He said a private businessman can sign a contract with the farmers over MSP of the crop.

He also exhorted the BJP workers to enrol each farmer of Punjab for Kisan Credit Facility till December by running an extensive outreach program. He also appealed the farmers to become active partners of 'Farmers Producers Organizations for getting optimum prices of their produce.



He also spoke about Modi Government’s other historic decisions including CAA which benefitted minorities, Triple Talaq bill which gave relief to the Muslim women and launching of one rank-one pension besides fulfilling the long pending demand of Chief Of Defence Staff.

The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash also said Union Government is committed for the welfare of peasantry and appealed to the workers to bring out the real face of Congress in front of the people.Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfilled seven-decade-old demand of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, he added.

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