New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today addressed farmers during “Kisan Chaupal” at Village Hurhuri, Mirganj, Bareilly and Village Dhanaili North, Milak, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. Naqvi said that the Agricultural Reforms Bill is a guarantee to shatter the “Chakravyuh of middlemen” and give full price for the “hard work of the farmers”. Naqvi said that with the passage of the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill, the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance and Agreements Bill on Agricultural Services and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, farmers are now required to store their crops and There will be freedom of sale and freedom from the clutches of middlemen. The farmers will be able to connect directly with the buyer, so that the farmers will get the full price for their produce.
Farmers will have access to state-of-the-art agricultural technology, agricultural equipment and improved manure-seeds. Farmers will get payment guarantee in 3 days. The farmers can not only deal with their crop but also with the licensed traders of other states, this will compete in the market and the farmers will get good prices for their hard work. The concept of “One Nation One Market” will be promoted to sell produce to farmers across the country.
Naqvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dedicated to the interests of the village, the poor, the farmers of the country, and in Mr. Modi’s government, no rights of the farmers will be weakened. So far, under the “Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi” in the Modi government, more than Rs 92,000 crore has been given to farmers.
Naqvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly said that the system of MSP will continue throughout the country and no changes will be made in it. Not only this, the MSP of many crops has also been increased. Minimum support price of wheat increased by Rs. 50 to Rs. 1975; Barley increased by 75 rupees to 1600 rupees; Gram increased by Rs 225 to Rs 5100; Lentils Rs 300 to Rs 5100; Mustard rises by Rs 225 to Rs 4650; Kusum’s Rs 112 has been increased to Rs 5327 per quintal.
Naqvi said that the Modi government is committed to the empowerment of farmers. At the time of UPA in 2009-10, the agricultural budget was 12 thousand crores, which was increased by the Modi government to one lakh 34 thousand crores. More than 22 crore farmers have been given soil health cards; The benefit of PM crop insurance has been extended to 8 crore farmers; 6,850 crore rupees are being spent by the Modi government on 10,000 new Farmers Producer Organizations. 1 lakh crore was announced for the agricultural sector under the self-sufficient package. For the loan of farmers, an arrangement of Rs. 15 lakh crore has been made in place of the earlier 8 lakh crore. Under “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Man-Dhan”, a provision of minimum Rs 3000 per month pension has been made to the farmers when they are 60 years of age. Talking about the payment of MSP, the Modi government has paid 7 lakh crore rupees to the farmers in 6 years, which is double that of the UPA government.
Naqvi said that the truth is that the farmer will have complete freedom in the contract that he can sell the produce by fixing the price according to his wish. If the farmers are not satisfied with the contract, they can terminate the contract at any time. The Agricultural Reforms Bill is a 100 percent guarantee to the interests of farmers.