Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. While addressing the nation, PM Modi said that the new farm laws have brought new opportunities for the farmers and the centre is "committed to their welfare".
"Parliament has recently passed farm reform laws after rigorous brainstorming. These reforms have not only broken shackles of farmers but have also given new rights and opportunities to them," PM Modi said.
PM Modi further called on farmers to stay away from rumours and false information as he said , “the right information is a great support for every person in every sector.”
Explaining the benefits of the new agriculture laws, the Prime Minister cited an example from Maharashtra's Dhule who got his dues after filing a complaint with the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM).
"You should know how Jitendra Bhoiji, a farmer in Dhule, Maharashtra used these new farms laws. He produced maize and decided to sell it to traders at the right price. The total amount agreed at was around Rs 3.32 lakh. He got Rs 25,000 in advance," he said.
"It was agreed that he will get the remaining amount in 15 days but he didn't get the payment. He filed a complaint and got his dues within a few days," he said.
The Prime Minister's comments came even as hundreds of farmers continue to camp in and around the national capital as part of their agitation against the Centre's agricultural laws. Farmers from various states have embarked on 'Delhi Chalo' march to protest against the three farm laws -- the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Service Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.