Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi made a significant announcement today, announcing that the government would revoke all three farm laws. ‘We worked to provide farmers with affordable seeds as well as services such as micro-irrigation and 22 crore soil health cards.’
Despite best efforts, we were unable to convince a segment of farmers
PM Modi stated in his address to the nation that the three laws were for the benefit of farmers, but that ‘despite our best efforts,’ we couldn’t convince a section of farmers. The three farm laws were designed to empower farmers, particularly small farmers. We will take constitutional measures to repeal these farm laws during the upcoming Parliament session,’ Prime Minister Modi stated.
These factors have all contributed to increased agricultural output. ‘We strengthened the Fasal Bima Yojana and enrolled more farmers in it Prime Minister Modi stated.’
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Goal of the farm bill was to empower small farmers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told three farm laws were to empower and strengthen small farmers, citing demand from farmers, economic experts, and Agri scientists.
The government took a multimodal approach to assist small farmers. The majority of farmers in the country are small and marginal scale, and to assist them, we took a multi-pronged approach, including crop insurance schemes, and seed technology. Our government strives to make life easier for the people of the country, Prime Minister Modi said.
Agricultural output has increased as a result of government initiatives
During his speech, Prime Minister Modi emphasized how the government’s initiatives have resulted in an increase in agricultural output. ‘We have expanded our rural markets. Several programs have been implemented to assist small farmers. Farmers’ budget allocation has a more than fivefold increase. We’ve also doubled the amount of money available for micro-irrigation,’ Prime Minister Modi stated.
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Haryana, Punjab, and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at various border points of Capital (Delhi) since November 28, 2020, demanding the abolishment of three farm laws and a legitimate guarantee on Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops.
‘Vich Duniya Sev Kamaiye, Taan Dargah Baisan Paiyeea,’ Guru Nanak ji had said. It means that only by choosing the path of service to one’s country can one’s life turn out well. Our government has been working with this sense of service to make people’s lives easier: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Center is committed to the welfare of farmers
Farmers have received 22 crore soil cards from our government. We have also improved the efficacy of “Fasal beema” and expanded its reach to include more farmers. Changed old laws to provide more compensation to farmers in the event of natural disasters: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Reopen the Kartarpur Corridor
While addressing the nation Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ‘On the occasion of Dev Deepawali and Prakash Parv, I extend my greetings to everyone. It is heartening that the Kartarpur Corridor has reopened after a 1.5-year hiatus.’