At a time when the farmers in Haryana and Punjab are up in arms against the government for the passage of contentious Farm bills in the Parliament, farmers in Dhule district of Maharashtra have welcomed the move saying that we can now sell our harvest in any part of the country.
“The bills introduced by the modi government have removed all the compulsions that farmers have had for so long. Now we can sell our harvest all over the country. i thank the modi government for this,” says a farmer.
Another farmer said that now they think that the Central government is supporting the farmers of the country.
“The decision that has been taken by the government is in interest of farmers. earlier we were not getting the expected price of the crops and now i think the Central government is standing with us and supporting the farmers of the country,” said a farmer.
Today the upper house of Parliament passed the Farmers’ Produce trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020 and the Farmers (empowerment and Protection) agreement on Price assurance and Farm services Ordinance, 2020.
As per the bills, farmers can take their produce anywhere — inter-state or intra-state — beyond agricultural produce market committees (APMCs). the state governments can’t levy any fee or cess on farmers.