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Agri reforms anti-farmer, says Bajwa

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Chandigarh, June 6

Rajya Sabha member Partap Singh Bajwa on Saturday said the recent amendments to the Agricultural Produce Markets Act were “anti-farmer” and instead served the interests of the corporates.

“The Centre is leaving farmers at the mercy of corporate houses. Punjab implemented agricultural reforms in the 1960s. Today, it contributes nearly one-third of wheat to the national pool,” he said.

The Congress leader further said the successful wheat procurement during the Covid pandemic was an example of the successful implementation of the APMC (Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee) model keeping the focus on the welfare of farmers and not corporations’. — TNS

from The Tribune

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