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Farm laws repealed, Please Return Home, Says Agriculture Minister

Farm laws repealed, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urged farmers to halt their agitation on Saturday, two days before a bill to repeal the three farm laws is introduced in Parliament. “It is pointless to continue farmers’ protests after the revocation of the three farm legislation was announced. I urge farmers to put an end to their protests and return home “Mr. Tomar informed.

On Monday, Mr. Tomar is scheduled to introduce a bill in the Lok Sabha to overturn the three agriculture laws. The BJP has imposed a whip on all of its Lok Sabha members to ensure that they are present on the day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated this week that the three contentious farm legislation would be repealed. Farmers’ unions have praised the Prime Minister’s announcement, but have stated that the protest would continue until the laws are formally abolished as well as other requests are addressed. Farmers have also declared that they will walk to Parliament on Monday, with 60 tractors and over 1,000 people, to demonstrate their determination in this topic, as per farmer leader Rakesh Tikait.

Mr. Tomar stated that a committee would be formed to discuss the concerns voiced by the farmers. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed the formation of a committee to consider crop rotation, zero-budget agriculture, and improving the transparency and effectiveness of the minimum support price (MSP) system,” Mr. Tomar added.

Farmers’ organizations would be represented in this group, according to the agricultural ministry. He added that the administration has agreed to the farmers’ request that residue burning be decriminalized. Farmers have assembled on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, to protest the three farm regulations. The bans are being repealed just days before crucial elections in places like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

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