Ludhiana farmers welcome three bills passed by Punjab Govt in Assembly today
Farmers rights would now be safeguarded with help of these Bills: Farmer Mankirat Singh
Ludhiana: The farmers of Ludhiana district today welcomed the three amendment bills passed by the Punjab government in Vidhan Sabha today. They said that these bills would not only safeguard the rights of farmers, but would also send a positive message amongst the farmers.
While appreciating this development, Mankirat Singh from village Ayali Khurd said that the Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020; The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020, have been passed by the Punjab government to protect the state’s farmers and agriculture by restoring various safeguards aimed at preventing damage apprehended by the farming community as a result of the central legislations.
It is pertinent to mention that Punjab became the first state in the country to formally reject the Centre’s black Farm Laws, with the state Assembly unanimously passing a resolution rejecting the legislations and the proposed Electricity Amendment Bill, and seeking their immediate annulment along with a new Ordinance to protect MSP and ensure continuance of procurement by GoI.
Kanwarjot Singh Punia from village Threeke said that this development will send a positive message to the farmers and will also protect the consumers from hoarding & black marketing of agricultural produce. Similarly, Surinder Singh of village Pamal said that Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has always stood for safeguarding the rights of the farmers and thanked the Punjab government for standing rock solid with the farmers.
Bill 1 - "The Farmers Produce Trade & Commerce Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill, 2020” ensures that no sale or purchase of wheat or paddy shall be valid unless the price paid for it is equal to or greater than MSP. Anyone buying below MSP will be imprisoned for three years.
Bill 2 - "The Essential Commodities Special Provision & Punjab Amendment Bill” protects the consumers from hoarding & black marketing of agriculture produce the secure and protect the livelihood of farmers & farm labourers. Bill 3 - The farmers Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm services Bill, 2020 is to ensure that no sale or purchase of wheat and paddy happens under a farming agreement below MSP and if anyone institution engages in same then it's punishable for three years
Similarly, Bill 4 seeking Amendment to the CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, 1908 has been passed to ensure that land holding below 2.5 Acres shall not be attached in any recovery proceeding by any court in Punjab. The Bill seeks to protect the Farmers of Punjab from attachment of farm land in any recovery proceedings.
Heartfelt Gratitude to the Chief Minister for the Agriculture Reforms Bills passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha: Pawan Dewan
Ludhiana: Punjab Large Industrial Development Board Chairman Pawan Dewan today thanked the CM for the three Agriculture Reforms Bills passed in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha under the leadership of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh against Punjab's anti-farmer laws. It has protected the interests of all sections of the society including farmers, artisans and labourers.
In a statement issued here, the Dewan said that CM Capt. Amarinder Singh has proved himself once again as real protector of Punjab. Under this series, Special Provisions for Farmers Trade and Commerce and the Punjab Amendment Bill; Special provision of essential commodities and Punjab Amendment Bill and Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill would prove to be a milestone in safeguarding the interests of the farmers .
Punjab Large Industrial Development Board Chairman Pawan Dewan.