I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said during the upcoming session of Parliament during the Union Cabinet briefing on Wednesday.
New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur informed on Wednesday that the Union Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed the formalities to repeal three agricultural laws.
Addressing the cabinet briefing on Wednesday, Thakur said, “Today the Union Cabinet led by the PM completed the formalities to repeal three agriculture laws. During the upcoming session of Parliament, our priority will be to withdraw these three laws.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (November 19) announced that the Center will repeal three agriculture laws and bring the required bill in the winter session of Parliament that begins later this month.
The Prime Minister had also announced that the government would constitute a committee to work out a new framework for the Minimum Support Price (MSP).
Farmers have been protesting the government’s three agriculture laws since the Center passed the law in 2020.
The Agricultural Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 seeks to repeal the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Price Assurance of Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement, Agricultural Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) . ) Act, 2020.
The Agricultural Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 has been listed for introduction and passage. It is included in the 26 new bills included in the agenda of the government. (ANI)
First published:November 24, 2021, 5:30 pm