Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Uddhav Thackeray government today introduced three amended bills related to agriculture, cooperatives, food and civil supplies in the House in response to the three new agricultural laws implemented by the Centre. Let us tell you that a section of farmers is strongly opposing the agricultural laws of the Center. In Maharashtra, there is a coalition government of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP.
In these bills, there is a provision of paying more than the Minimum Support Price (MSP) rate for the produce in the agricultural contract with the traders, timely payment of the due amount, three years imprisonment or a fine of five lakh rupees or both etc. Huh. In this, there is talk of the state government having the power to regulate and stop production, supply, distribution and fixing the limit of stock of essential commodities etc.
Minister of State and NCP leader Nawab Malik said that the Maharashtra government has introduced 3 amendment bills in the assembly related to the new agricultural laws of the central government. The public has been given 2 months to send suggestions if necessary in the proposed bills.
Revenue Minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat said that the Centre’s agriculture laws were passed without discussion and many of their provisions interfere with the powers of the state governments. He said, “The state government has the right to make laws and we want to suggest amendments to the agriculture laws of the Center, which according to us are anti-farmer.”
The bills whose draft has been made public for two months for public suggestions and objections include the Essential Products (Amendment), Farmers (Empowerment and Protection), Price Guarantee Bill, Agricultural Agreements (Maharashtra Amendment) Bill and the Central Government. The Amendment (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill in Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce.
The draft bill has been prepared by a sub-committee of the cabinet headed by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. Pawar said the draft bill would be put up for discussion and discussion of all the parties for two months.
CM Uddhav Thackeray gave this big statement on speculation of coming together with Shiv Sena and BJP