Gurupurab 2021: On the occasion of Parkash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the government has decided to repeal all three farm laws. Read in Punjabi - ਸੰਸਦ ਦੇ ਸਰਦ ਰੁੱਤ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ 'ਚ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਤਿੰਨੋਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ ਵਾਪਸ ਲਵੇਗੀ : PM ਮੋਦੀ
"We have decided to repeal all 3 farm laws, will begin the procedure at the Parliament session that begins this month. I urge farmers to return home to their families and let's start afresh," said PM Narendra Modi.
He said that whatever he did, he did for farmers. "What I'm doing, is for the country. With your blessings, I never left out anything in my hard work. Today I assure you that I'll now work even harder, so that your dreams, nation's dreams can be realised," he added.
His development comes on the occasion of Parkash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, which is also celebrated as Gurupurab.
Farmers have been protesting the government's three farm laws since had passed the Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.
The three farm laws are-- The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act provides for setting up a mechanism allowing the farmers to sell their farm produces outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Any licence-holder trader can buy the produce from the farmers at mutually agreed prices. This trade of farm produces will be free of mandi tax imposed by the state governments.
The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act allows farmers to do contract farming and market their produces freely.
The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act is an amendment to the existing Essential Commodities Act.