New Delhi: Lakhs of farmers have expressed their support for the Farm Bills amid the ongoing protests against the bills in Delhi, said the Central Agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
Tomar on Wednesday while addressing an ASSOCHAM session via video conferencing said, “While there is a protest against reforms, lakhs of farmers are also gathering to express support for bills. Today, thousands of farmers gathered in Gwalior for it”.
Tomar, who is leading the negotiation with about 40 Farmer Unions along with Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, continued at a Kisan Sammelan in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior that, it is the Narendra Modi Government, which followed the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission and declared Minimum Support Price(MSP) for various farm production by adding 50% profit on the cost of the farmer.
Ten organisations from various states including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Telengana, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Haryana associated with All India Kisan Coordination Committee on December 14, met the Union Agricultural Minister and extended their support on three farm laws that was recently enacted by the government.