Bill to scrap three farm laws approved by Union Cabinet

New Delhi: Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to scarp three controversial farm laws, according to national media reports.

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was presented at the Cabinet meeting earlier in the day and it was approved.

Reportedly, the Union Ministry of Agriculture finalised the Bill in consultation with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

With approval of the Bill by Union Cabinet, three farm laws — Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 — will be rolled back after the repeal bill gets cleared in Parliament in upcoming winter session which starts from November 29, source said.

The development came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to repeal three farm laws last week.

He said that three farm laws were passed for benefit of farmers but the Government failed to convince a section of farmers.

“I apologize to people of the country with true and pure heart that we were unable to convince some farmers,” Modi said in a video message on November 19.

Different farmers organisations had been staging demonstrations across the country in past one year protesting three farm laws cleared by Modi-led BJP Government.

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