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One Bill To Cancel the Three Farm Laws

New Delhi [India] : A Bill to repeal the three contentious farm laws is still under preparation by the government and is awaiting approval from the Prime Minister’s Office, government sources said on Monday. It will be one comprehensive Bill and not three separate laws. The Agriculture Ministry is also working on whether the Minimum Support Price (MSP) issue should be addressed as guidelines or in a statutory form as the farmers have been demanding.  The proposed Bill will make provisions to shut down all boards that were constituted regarding the three farm laws, and all decisions taken by them will be null and void, the source added. Any offices constituted will also cease operations. Some states had reportedly tried to operate during the brief period of six months when the laws were operational.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, in an address to the…

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Indian economy will face crisis if there is law on MSP, says member of Supreme Court-appointed panel

New Delhi [India]: Indian economy will face a crisis if a law is made for guaranteeing minimum support price (MSP) for crops, Anil Ghanwat, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed committee on farm laws, said on Monday.His remarks came amid demands by protesting farmers for legislation on MSP even as they have hailed the decision for withdrawal of three farm laws. “If there is going to be a law (on MSP), we (India) will face a crisis. With the law, if the (procurement) process goes down someday, no one will be able to buy the produce as procuring it at a price lower than the MSP will be illegal and they (traders) will be put in jails for it,” Ghanwat told ANI.Ghanwat, who is president of Shetkari Sangathan, said both the central government and the farmer leaders should think of some other way to…

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MSP is bigger issue than farm laws, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said that issues related to Minimum Support Price (MSP) are bigger than the farm laws.Sidhu said if the central government genuinely wants to fulfil its promise of doubling the farmers’ income then it should fulfil the demand for legislation to guarantee a remunerative MSP. “MSP is bigger issue than farm laws, it is the lifeline of Indian farmers … If the central government genuinely wants to fulfil their promise of doubling the farmers income or accepting the C2 formula of Swaminathan report, then they should accede to this demand,” Sidhu said in a tweet.Hailing the Centre’s decision to repeal the three farm laws, Sidhu termed it as a “step in the right direction”.He added that the “sacrifice” of the farmers has “paid dividends”.“Repealing of black laws a step in the right direction ….…

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