Two bills related to agriculture have been passed in Rajya Sabha. The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Bill, 2020 were passed by voice vote. After which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called it a big day in India’s agricultural history. Also, the PM said that the system of MSP will continue.
It will empower crores of farmers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, ‘Today is a big day in India’s agricultural history. I congratulate my hard working givers on the passage of important Bills in Parliament. This will not only bring about a paradigm shift in the agriculture sector, but it will empower crores of farmers.
PM Modi said, ‘For decades our farmer brothers and sisters were stuck in many types of bonds and they had to face middlemen. The voters have got all these freedoms from the Bills passed in Parliament. This will strengthen efforts to double the income of farmers and ensure their prosperity.
Urgent need of the latest technology
Prime Minister Narendra Modi further said, ‘Our agricultural sector is in urgent need of the latest technology, because it will help the toiling farmers. Now with the passing of these bills, our farmers will have easy access to future technology. This will not only increase the yield, but will lead to better results. This is a welcome move.
A watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture! Congratulations to our hardworking farmers on the passage of key bills in Parliament, which will ensure a complete transformation of the agriculture sector as well as empower crores of farmers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 20, 2020
At the same time, while reiterating his point on the issue of MSP, PM Modi said, ‘I said it earlier and I say it once again:
System of MSP will remain.
Government procurement will continue.
We are here to serve our farmers. We will do everything possible to support them and ensure a better life for their coming generations.’