Ground Report | New Delhi: Govt bring back agriculture law; Controversy has arisen due to the statement of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. From what Tomar said at the inauguration of the Agriculture Industry Exhibition in Nagpur on Saturday, it seems that in the coming time, the Modi government can bring agriculture law again with some changes.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Nagpur said, “We had brought the agriculture law but some people did not like it. But it was a big reform after 70 years of independence. It was progressing under the leadership of Narendra Modi ji. But The government is not disappointed, we have taken a step back, then we will move forward because the farmer of India is the backbone of this country. When our backbone is strong then surely the country will be strong.
When Tomar was saying this in the program, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was also present. Tomar said that there is a need for massive investment in the agriculture sector. Tomar said that private investment came to other sectors, which created employment and increased the contribution of these industries to the GDP. The agriculture sector is so big but it has not got such an opportunity.
Narendra Singh Tomar said that there is a need for private investment in agriculture so that godowns and cold stores can be built in villages.
Earlier, Tomar and other Union ministers spoke to the protesting farmers and held several meetings so that thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, camped on the borders of Delhi since November last year.
According to the agitating farmers, who did not budge from their demands, the three agriculture laws would leave them at the mercy of big corporate firms, even as the Center tried to reassure them.
“The agriculture sector, despite being so large, did not get such an opportunity. Today this sector receives most of the investment through government programs… government procurement (of agricultural produce), subsidies on fertilizers, seeds and pesticides and others through. policies,” he said.
He also said that the current investment in this sector benefits the traders and not the farmers. “You don’t get godowns and cold storages in villages… so Prime Minister Modi announced an infrastructure investment of ₹1 lakh crore as well as allied sectors like animal husbandry, food processing, fisheries, herbal farming Totally ₹1.5 lakh crore,” he said.
On this statement of Narendra Tomar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted and said, ‘The Agriculture Minister of the country has insulted Modi’s apology – it is highly condemnable. If anti-agriculture measures are taken again, then there will be Annadata Satyagraha. He had defeated the ego earlier also, then he will be defeated.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also termed Narendra Tomar’s statement of the press conference as a conspiracy against farmers.
Surjewala said, “The conspiracy of the Modi government against the farm-barn has finally been exposed. It is clear that the Modi government is conspiring to bring all the three black agriculture laws after the elections in five states. We should complete the arrogant government.” And the autocratic Prime Minister’s politics of lies and loot, conspiracy to bring back the black law on the anti-farmer face under the pressure of capitalists. (Govt bring back agriculture law)
On November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised everyone by announcing the withdrawal of all three agricultural laws. The withdrawal bill was also passed by voice vote in Parliament on 29 November. Earlier, the Agriculture Minister and other ministers of the Modi cabinet were trying to persuade the agitating farmers.
As the dispute escalated, Narendra Singh also gave clarification to Tomar. Tomar clarified, “I had said that the Government of India made good laws but withdrew due to unavoidable reasons, but the Government of India will continue to work for the betterment of farmers.”
Agriculture Minister news agency ANI asked you said that you have taken a step back but will move forward, will the new bill come? Tomar replied, “No, no, he didn’t say that. This is absolutely false propaganda.”