Punjab

Decision to repeal farm laws is victory of peaceful struggle, says Punjab CM

By Rajan Nath -- November 19, 2021 11:11 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Farm laws repealed: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government has decided to repeal all three farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said that the decision is a victory of peaceful farmers' struggle.

"Decision to repeal 3 black farm laws is a victory of longest peaceful people’s struggle that was started by farmers in Punjab. My salute to the Annadata," Charanjit Singh Channi added.

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Meanwhile, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that farmers were agitating for 11 months. "Around 700 farmers died. Better late than never. Govt of India accepted its mistake and repealed the farm laws. I welcome this," he said.

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He further said that the "Govt should also help the 700 families who lost their loved ones, as Punjab Govt did."

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.

Farm Laws Timeline

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.

-PTC News

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