Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the farmers of the country that the new farmer laws are introduced for their benefit and the government not just wants to provide them new market opportunities but also wants to strengthen the Mandi system. He said that the Government is working with pure intentions and the Farmers of the country will lead the Atmnirbhar Bharat campaign.
He was speaking at a gathering in Varanasi during his visit to his parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister alleged that miscommunication is being spread about the reforms and said that a new trend has come up recently where opposition to any reform by his government is being done merely on speculations and misconception.
Talking about the farmer laws, the Prime Minister said that farmers must get a chance to sell their farm products in the market. Mr Modi assured that if anyone wants to continue with the old system, he can do that. He said that earlier small farmers were not able to reach the market and now with introduction of these laws, they have got many options to sell their product and also have legal security against any malpractice.
Mr Modi said that if farmers are apprehensive about the reforms, it is because of the history of regular cheating by previous governments. He alleged that in the name of farmers, many packages and projects were announced earlier but their benefits never reached the poor farmers. The Prime Minister asserted that the NDA government has a proven track record of keeping promises.
The PM said that the Government is helping farmers and trying to increase their income by providing seeds, irrigation facilities, market and insurance cover to them. He said that the government has procured farmer’s products many times more than what was procured in the 5 years of UPA 2 regime. He said, even during the lockdown period, the government provided fertilizers to the farmers and also gave MSP according to the Swaminathan report.
The Prime Minister alleged that the opposition has a tendency to spread miscommunication about policies of the government and they did the same with the PM Kisan Nidhi scheme. He assured that if his party’s government comes to power in those states which have not implemented it yet, then it will be implemented there also.