Farmers of Punjab and Haryana have been protesting at the Delhi border for four days against the new agricultural laws. The farmers have warned to close the road to Delhi. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the people in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, while speaking in detail on the agricultural laws, has asked those who mislead farmers to be careful. It is clear from the indications given by PM Modi’s speeches that the government will neither bow to the farmer’s movement nor come backfoot on the agricultural law.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that for some time, a different trend is being seen in the country. Earlier if there was no decision of the government, then there was a protest, but now the confusion is spread rather than the basis of protest. It is misinformed that the decision is fine, but it can happen later. Confusion is spread in the society about what has not happened yet, which will never happen. These are the same people who have continuously tricked the farmers for decades.
PM Modi said that efforts are being made to provide modern facilities to the farmers, make small farmers stronger by organizing them and strengthening the farmers. Whether crop insurance or irrigation, seeds or markets, work has been done at every level. Agricultural reforms done in the interest of farmers give similar options to the farmer. If the farmer finds a similar buyer who takes the crop directly from the field, should the farmer have the freedom to sell his produce or not?
Assuring the farmer, PM Narendra Modi said that India’s agricultural products are famous all over the world. Should the farmer not have access to this big market and higher prices? Modi said that the new agricultural law is an option for the farmers, no change in the old. There is no restriction in this law if one considers the transaction from the old system appropriate. New agricultural reforms have given new options and new legal and protection. Earlier governments have tricked farmers in the name. Urea used to reach more black marketers than the field.