Tag: Farm Bills

Farm bills have potential to represent significant step forward for agriculture reforms in India:IMF

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the global […]

Manohar Lal Khattar meets Amit Shah, discusses farm bills among other issues

NEW DELHI :Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his official residence here and discussed various matters, while also apprising him of feedback from the state’s farmers on the three recently-passed contentious farms bills that have received the President’s assent. In the meeting which lasted around […]

BJP’s oldest ally SAD quits NDA over ‘black laws’

NEW DELHI: The highest decision making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee at its emergency meeting held here on Saturday night unanimously decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance because of the Centre’s stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect the assured marketing of farmers’ crops at minimum […]

Rahul Gandhi asks Narendra Modi government to withdraw farm bills, guarantee MSP

NEW DELHI: Stepping up its attack on the Narendra Modi government (Centre) over the farm bills passed by Parliament, the Congress Saturday ran a social media campaign — Speak up for farmers — with Rahul Gandhi demanding the government withdraw the proposed legislations and give a guarantee on MSP. The three bills were passed by […]

Rahul Gandhi slams farm bills as ‘death warrants’

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said democracy has been shamed by the manner in which the government issued “death warrants” against farmers by passing two bills related to the agriculture sector. The Rajya Sabha passed ‘The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020′, and ‘the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) […]

Punjab withdraws cases against farmers protesting against farm Bills

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to farmers not to stop traffic or violate Section 144 in the state over the agriculture bills, but made it clear that no cases would be registered against them as they were fighting for their lives. FIRs already registered against farmers protesting in violation of […]

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