Below the brand new ecosystem, the minister stated, the mandis aren’t affected.
NCP president Sharad Pawar stated on Sunday that Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will not be bringing out “appropriate info” on the three farm payments.
His response got here after Mr. Tomar expressed dismay over Mr. Pawar’s tweets criticising the farm legal guidelines, saying they had been a mixture of “ignorance and misinformation”, and hoped that the veteran chief will change his stand after understanding the “info”.
In a collection of late evening tweets in Hindi, Mr. Pawar stated, “@nstomar ji will not be bringing out appropriate info earlier than individuals. He has been assuring that the brand new legal guidelines is not going to have an effect on the mandis however farmers unions are of opinion that the provisions beneath regulation favour rival firms.”
“Below the brand new legal guidelines, farmers can promote their produce exterior mandis however haven’t any safety of MSP once they promote their produce to personal patrons. That is what the protesting farmers have been saying for the reason that starting. It has not been assured that farmers will get the best worth from the company sector in long run.” Mr. Pawar stated final 12 months the federal government, with out taking any political celebration or farmers into confidence handed the three farm payments.
He stated it’s the obligation of the federal government to guarantee the farmers and acceptable discussions needed to happen on the proper time. In a collection of tweets, Mr. Pawar had on Saturday stated the brand new agriculture legal guidelines of the Union authorities will adversely impression the Minimal Help Worth (MSP) procurement and weaken the ‘Mandi’ system.
Responding to the NCP chief’s remarks, Mr. Tomar stated Mr. Pawar, who’s a veteran chief, can also be thought of well-versed with the problems and options regarding agriculture. “Pawar himself tried exhausting to carry the identical agriculture reforms earlier.”
“Since he speaks with some expertise and experience on the difficulty, it was dismaying to see his tweets make use of a mixture of ignorance and misinformation on the agriculture reforms. Let me take this chance to current some info,” Mr. Tomar stated on Twitter.
The Minister countered Mr. Pawar’s tweet which stated that the amended Important Commodities (EC) Act “might result in apprehensions that corporates might buy commodities at decrease charges and stockpile and promote at increased costs to customers.”
“The apprehension has no foundation. Below the EC Act, the central authorities can intervene in case of extraordinary circumstances together with conflict, famine, extraordinary worth rise and pure calamities of grave nature,” Mr. Tomar stated.
He stated the brand new legal guidelines encourage further selection channels for farmers as they’ll promote their produce to anybody, wherever with a hassle-free motion in and outdoors the state to understand a aggressive and higher web worth for his or her produce. “This doesn’t have an effect on the present MSP (minimal assist worth) system,” he added.
Below the brand new ecosystem, the minister stated, the mandis aren’t affected. As a substitute, they are going to be extra aggressive and cost-effective when it comes to companies and infrastructure; and each the methods will synergistically co-exist for the widespread curiosity of farmers.
Mr. Tomar stated, “As he (Pawar)is such a veteran chief, I want to consider that he was genuinely misinformed of the info. Now that he has the best info, I hope he will even change his stand and likewise clarify the advantages to our farmers.”