Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the three controversial farm laws that caused massive farmer protests across the country will be repealed, in a stunning announcement that comes ahead of key state elections.
The announcement comes on Guru Purab, when Sikhism founder Guru Nanak’s birthday is celebrated.
Maybe something was lacking in our tapasya, which is why we could not convince some farmers about the laws. So we have decided to repeal the three farm laws,” PM Modi said in his address to the nation.
PM Modi urged the protesting farmers to go back to their homes and assured them the farm laws will be repealed.
PM’s address to the nation began at 9 am. Following his address, the Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Jhansi for the “Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv”.
“We worked to providing farmers with seeds at reasonable rates and facilities like micro-irrigation, 22 crore soil health cards. Such factors have contributed to increased agriculture production. We strengthened Fasal Bima Yojana, brought more farmers under it,” said PM Modi
“To ensure that farmers get the right amount for their hard work, many steps were taken. We strengthened the rural infrastructure market. We not only increased MSP but also set up record govt procurement centres. Procurement by our govt broke the record of past several decades.
“When I became PM in 2014, we (govt) prioritised farmers’ welfare and development… Many people are unware of this truth that 80/100 are small scale farmers who have less than 2 hectares of land and are over 10 crores in population. This piece of land is their survival.
Guru Nanak ji had said ‘Vich Duniya Sev Kamaiye, Taan Dargah Baisan Paiyeea’. It means that only by taking the path of service to the nation can life turn out well. Our government has been working with this sense of service, to make the lives of people easy.”
Beginning his address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to all on the occasion of Dev Deepawali and Prakash Parv. “It is pleasing that Kartarpir Corridor has re-opened after a gap of 1.5 years,” he said.