Khandwa: The BJP is making all possible efforts to reach out to every farmer in the state over three farm laws. In view of this, state agriculture minister Kamal Patel said three laws will bring revolutionary changes in the life of farmers. He said the bills will spell out prosperity for farmers and boost agrarian economy as they will be able to establish agriculture-based businesses and industries.
Patel said farmers should not be misled by Opposition parties. Under new laws, mandis won’t shut down, but they will become smart mandis. “MSP of agricultural produce won’t be nullified. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are determined to make agriculture a profitable business and for economic empowerment of farmers,” he added.
Patel said agriculture producers’ groups will be formed so that farmers may draw maximum profit. In every development block of the state, there will be two agriculture producer groups.
He said maximum facilities will be made available to farmers in mandis itself. High quality seeds, fertilizers, medicines will be made available in mandis. Petrol pumps will be established in mandis too. Farmers will get canteen facilities like the military.
Patel further said price of produce will be decided by the farmers. Produce will be sold on Maximum Retail Price and not on Minimum Support Price. They can sell their produce wherever they want and also have the freedom to export it.
He said that farmers can now avail loans on their property to start agriculture based businesses under the government schemes. They can set up warehouses, cold storage, food processing plants and other industries.