Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has claimed that the central government is making all efforts to ensure that the incomes of farmers are doubled soon. He was speaking in the ongoing Parliament session in the upper house, the Rajya Sabha, on Friday.
“To double farmer incomes, Centre gave contributions through PM Kisan Yojna and over 10 crore and 75 lakh kisans have received over 1 lakh crore rupees in their bank accounts,” the minister said.
He also took up the three controversial farm bills, and said, “I have spent 2 months asking Kisan Unions the problem in farm laws and I did not get any answer there.’ ‘How are the laws negatively impacting the farmers no one has still told me.” The farm bills have become a point of major discontent between the central government on one side and agitating farmers and opposition parties on the other.
“Farmers are being misled that others would occupy their land if these laws are implemented. Let me know if there is a single provision in contract farming law which allows any trader to snatch away the land of any farmer,” he added.