Farmer union claims farm Bills toothless - ECAS Punjab

Farmer union claims farm Bills toothless

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 27

The Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), the largest farmer union in Punjab, has turned the heat on the Congress government in the state, saying it cannot be absolved of its responsibility towards farmers by passing three Bills to counter the Centre's farm Acts.

In a press release, the union said though they appreciated the resolution passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha against the Acts, the three amendments were toothless to deal with the corporatisation of agriculture.

At a time when the other 30 farmer organisations in the state are opposing the BJP-led Centre for enacting three farm laws, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) and Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee have turned the heat on the state government. It said the Bills were too weak and did not legally stop corporates from entering into the food procurement business.



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