Criticizing the opposition who are spreading the lies on the Agriculture Reforms Bill the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said some people who ruled this country for decades are attempting to mislead the farmers on this issue.
In a clear message to the farmers of the country he urged them to be vigilant of those who are misleading them.
He added these people are beating the knack of protecting the farmers, but actually they want to keep the farmers in many bonds.
They are supporting the middlemen and supporting the looters of the farmers' earnings. This is the need of the country and the demand of time.
He said the changes in the provisions of the agricultural market in APMC Act were also promised in the election manifesto of the opposition parties who are opposing the reforms now.
Mr.Modi also refuted the lies propagated that the benefit of MSP will not be given to the farmers by the government and said that the government is committed to provide fair prices to farmers through MSP and Government procurement will continue as before.
He added that with the new provisions coming into force, Farmers can harvest their crop and sell at his desired price in any markets of the country.
The Prime Minister said yesterday was an historic day for the country in the field of agricultural reforms. The Agricultural Reforms Bill has been passed which has liberated our farmers from many restrictions.
He wished the farmers across the country and said these reforms will give farmers more options in selling their produce. He said these reforms would protect the farmers from the middlemen, who take a large share of the farmers' earnings.
PM said realizing the harm done by the APMC Act, the Chief Minister of Bihar removed this law in Bihar.
He listed the initiatives of the Government to improve the lives of the farmers such as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Neem coated Urea, network of cold storage is being built on a large scale in the country, investment is made on food processing industries and the creation of agricultural infrastructure fund.
The Prime Minister said the Government is constantly working to increase the income of farmers. A nationwide campaign is also being carried out to protect the livestock from diseases.