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MSP will stay, farmers will get investment, technology: Govt on farm sector bills.
Sep 15, 2020

Defending its two bills on farm sector introduced in Lok Sabha, the government on Monday said they will help the farmers get a remunerative price for their produce as well as private investments and technology. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, while introducing the bills to replace the 'The Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020 and 'The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, said that almost 86 per cent of farmers have agricultural land of less than two hectares and they are often unable to benefit from minimum support price (MSPs).
 
The Minister, however, assured the House that the MSP will stay.
 
The Congress and other parties have been opposing the legislations, alleging it will undermine the safety net provided to the farmers by the MSP system and will lead to their exploitation by big companies.
    

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