Government has no plans to reinstate the three agriculture laws that were revoked: Tomar
The Union Agriculture Minister told the Rajya Sabha on Friday that the central government has no plans to reinstate the three agriculture laws that were revoked.
The Minister’s guarantee came in a written response to a question on whether the government plans to reintroduce the three farm laws that were abolished in the future. ‘No, Sir,’ Tomar said.
While speaking to the country on November 19, last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the three agricultural laws, claiming that the government had been unable to persuade protesting farmers of the benefits of the agriculture sector reforms. Also Read | Farmer from India-Pakistan border, backed now-repealed farm law with minor amend
‘The matter of compensation etc. to the relatives of deceased farmers in the farmers’ movement is with the appropriate state government,’ the Minister stated in response to another query on compensation for deceased farmers.
‘As of February 8, 2022, over 11.78 crore beneficiaries have received cash benefits of about ₹ 1.82 lakh crore through different payments under the plan,’ the Minister stated in response to a separate question about the PM-KISAN scheme.
‘48.04 lakh of them were judged to be ineligible. As a result, the scheme’s total number of eligible participants is estimated to be around 11.30 crore’ According to the Minister.
The Minister also stated that the value of India’s agri-exports of the major agro commodities group was ₹ 2,52,297 crore in 2019-20, accounting for 1.2 percent of GDP at current rates.
‘Despite the Covid-19 epidemic, Agri exports grew by 22.8 percent to ₹ 3,09,939 crore in 2020-21, accounting for 1.6 percent of GDP,’ Tomar remarked.
The Minister, on the other hand, stated that there is no proposal to give further income support under the PM-KISAN scheme. Also Read | PM Modi made significant announcement, revoke all three farm laws