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Union Cupboard approves invoice to repeal three farm legal guidelines

5 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the determination to repeal the three contentious farm legal guidelines in opposition to which the farmers had been protesting for a yr, the Union Cupboard Wednesday cleared the payments to be taken up within the upcoming Parliament session to rollback the legal guidelines.

The payments, now authorised by the Cupboard, will probably be launched within the Winter Session of Parliament, starting subsequent week.

Making the announcement, Union Minister for Info and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur stated that the “formalities” to repeal the three legal guidelines — Farmers Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Providers Act, 2020 and Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020 — has been accomplished within the first assembly of the Cupboard since Modi’s announcement final week.

“Today (Wednesday), when the Cabinet met under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we completed the formalities to repeal the laws,” Thakur stated. “In the upcoming session, it will be our priority to repeal the three farm laws,” Thakur stated.

Nevertheless, he didn’t reply questions if the federal government will carry a legislation to ensure Minimal Assist Value, which has been one other main demand of the protesting farmers.

Ludhiana: Farmers celebrating after PM Modi’s announcement final week. (Categorical Photograph by Gurmeet Singh)

The Cupboard Wednesday additionally authorised an extension of the Prime Minister Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme until March 2022.

Thakur stated the cupboard has determined to increase the PMGKAY for a interval of 4 months — December 2021 to March 2022 — beneath which over 80 crore individuals of the nation are entitled to get meals grains like wheat or rice freed from price each month.

“Since the beginning of the scheme in March 2020, crores of people have benefited from it,” Thakur stated.

He added, “There will be an expenditure of Rs 53,344 crore for the scheme during the next four months.”

“The free food grains under the PMGKAY will be provided to beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) scheme over and above their entitlements,” Thakur stated.

On the time of the launch of the scheme, the federal government’s focus was to make sure that no household stays hungry throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“India is the only country in the world which has provided foodgrains to 80 crore people for months. Till now, 600 lakh metric tonne foodgrains have been allocated and 541 lakh metric tonne foodgrains have been distributed. It has been provided to people across all the states and Union Territories. There will be a total expenditure of Rs 2.60 lakh crore on this scheme, including for the extended period of four months,” Thakur stated.

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