All four committee members already supported of three farm bills
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Today, the Supreme Court has made a four member committee, after it suspended the three farm bills, passed by the Narendra Modi led government, to submit a report before the court on the farm laws.
The four member committee consist of farm leaders, agriculturist Bhupender Singh Mann, BKU, Anil Ghanwant of Shetkari Sanghatana, Ashok Gulati, Agricultural Scientist and Dr Pramod K Joshi of International Food Policy Research Institute
All these four members had already supported the Narendra Modi led government farmers bill.
All four committee members already supported of three farm bills:
Bhupinder Singh Mann, who heads his own faction of the BKU, is one of the few farm union leaders to have come out in support of these measures, had said “ reforms are needed in order to make agriculture competitive “
Anil Ghanwat president of the Shetkari Sanghatana, the Maharashtra-based farmers’ union founded by the legendary Sharad Joshi. He had met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar last month to express support for the three farm laws and had said that “ there is no need to withdraw these laws, which have opened up opportunities for farmers.”He had welcomed the three farm bills and threatened to hit the streets if they were repealed.
Ashok Gulati had said earlier that “as for the opposition, they are misguided and finds them guilty of changing the goalposts. The economic rationale of these pieces of legislation is to provide greater choice and freedom to farmers to sell their produce and to buyers to buy and store, thereby creating competition in agricultural marketing.” He had said that ” that there is a gross communication failure on the part of the central government to explain to farmers what these laws are, and how they are intended to benefit them.”
Similarly, Dr PK Joshi had admitted that,” any dilution in the farm laws will constrain Indian agriculture to harness emerging global opportunities.”