Punjab passes it's own agriculture bills

21 oct 2020

Punjab passes it's own agriculture bills

Punjab became the first state to formally reject the three agriculture bills and decided to negate the Union laws. It sought an ordinance to protect Minimum Support Price (MSP) and ensure the continuance of procurement by the centre. The three bills provide for imprisonment of not less than 3 years and fines for the sale and purchase of wheat or paddy below MSP along with prevention of hoarding and black marketing. The three farm bills- Farmer's ( Empowerment and Protection ) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment ) Bill, 2020. According to a recent survey, more than 50% farmers oppose newly introduced farm Bills. Punjab has opposed these Bills and come out with a different bill altogether.