Farmers in Haryana and Punjab have been protesting amid Covid-19 against the agriculture ordinance that has been passes by central goverment during lockdown with vision of “One Nation, One Market”.
This protest had taken the very whole different turn after Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal submits resignation from Modi goverment over this ordinance, as for the information Akhali Dal was the one of the oldest political party that had collation with NDA.
Goverment passed three ordinance post lockdown, under which prominent article was The Farmers‘ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020 approved by APMC. Under this article farmer can sell their goods directly to the open market, that basically covers whole nation, without being dependable on MANDI SYSYEM and so called as TRADERS.
Rights and living standard of farmers have always been the topic of discussion, always we all used to say that all these mediators should be removed so that farmer can get the rate that they deserve. Main idea of this act is to bring transparency And competition in price so that farmers can be benefited and to uplifit their standards of living. Under this program farmers have to get register with e-NAM license for free of cost, and then they are ready to sell of their goods anywhere in country without any additional tax, and mandatorily payment to be completed within 3 days of trading.
Choas right now is all about that MINIMUM SELLING PRICE (MSP) will fall out and trader will acquire the market, this act also had grievance effect on MANDI WORKERS (DALAL), Haryana leader of opposition Bhupendra Singh Hooda said if government ensure the goods price must be above MSP then they will withdraw protest from their own very side.
If you take my opinion, this act is like a bitter medicine that obviously doesn’t taste good but in long term surely to benefit the backbone of the nation “FARMERS”.