Farm laws were brought for benefit of farmers and withdrawn in the interest of nation: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the three farm laws over which farmers agitated on the borders of Delhi for almost a year were brought by the central government for the benefit of farmers and have now been withdrawn in the interests of the country. “I have said this earlier also that farm … Read more

Punjab 2021: State gets first Dalit CM, farmers return home victorious after repeal of laws

A bitter tussle between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu in the state unit of the ruling Congress led to dramatic results in 2021, a year that also saw the jubilant return of Punjabi farmers after months of protest at Delhi’s borders against the Centre’s agri laws. Congress veteran Amarinder Singh was ousted as chief … Read more

Farmers’ stir: Samyukta Kisan Morcha committee likely to meet Shah, Tomar

A five-member committee of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is likely to meet Union ministers Amit Shah and Narendra Singh Tomar separately on Wednesday to discuss their pending farm related issues, a farmer leader said. The likely discussions with the two ministers will take place hours before the scheduled meeting at 2 pm of the … Read more

Modi’s farm reform reversal to deter investment in India’s agriculture

India’s repeal of agriculture laws aimed at deregulating produce markets will starve its vast farm sector of much-needed private investment and saddle the government with budget-sapping subsidies for years, economists said. Late last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s government introduced three laws meant to open up agriculture markets to companies and attract private investment, triggering … Read more

Repealing of farm laws without discussion shows govt ‘terrified’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the repealing of the three farm laws without debate shows that the government is “terrified” of having a discussion and knows that it has done something wrong. After Parliament passed ‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill’ to rescind the three contentious agri laws against which farmers have been … Read more

Sunrise in Parliament should be in name of farmers today: Rahul Gandhi

Sunrise in Parliament must be in the name of farmers today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Monday ahead of the winter session of Parliament. The former Congress president was referring to the repeal of the three contentious farm laws on the first day of the session. “Today in Parliament sunrise should be in the … Read more

Rajya Sabha likely to take up bill to repeal farm laws on Monday after its passage in Lok Sabha

The bill to repeal three farm laws is likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha on Monday itself after it is passed by Lok Sabha on the first day of the Winter Session, sources said on Sunday. The Farm Laws Repeal Bill-2021 has been listed in Lok Sabha for consideration and passage. Sources said … Read more

Govt to introduce bill in Lok Sabha Monday to repeal contentious farm laws

To repeal the three contentious farm laws, the government on Monday will introduce in Lok Sabha a new bill, which states that though “only a small group of farmers are protesting” against these legislations, the need of the hour is to take along everyone for inclusive growth. The bill has been listed for introduction and … Read more

Why Modi’s roll back of three farm laws may not be enough to pacify protesting farmers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise move to scrap three contentious farm laws may not be enough to stem a yearlong protest movement by farmers, with the two sides yet to close the gap on another crucial issue — guaranteed prices for crops. The protesters plan to march to the capital New Delhi on Monday, … Read more