3 Farm laws bill Repealed

Union Cabinet Approves the Farm Laws Repeal Bill

Ankita Awasthi Ankita Awasthi posted on Monday, Nov 29th, 2021

19th November 2021: On the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the much-awaited bill to repeal the three farm laws was announced by the Prime minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Addressing the nation, the Indian PM’s announcement also mentioned that the government could not explain the law benefits to the farmers. He further added- the repeal of the concerned three farm laws would be best for both interests.

Along with the announcement, he urged all the protestors to end the protest and return home. This announcement shall potentially end a year-long farmer protest at the Delhi borders, which was reported to be the world’s largest farmer protest. But what is the current status of the bill?

Why Did The Farmers Protest?

The highlighted year-long protest revolved around farmers and the Indian government, wherein about 40 farmer unions were standing against the introduced reform and were demanding the annulment of the same to the Indian government and the concerned authorities. 

Three Farm Law Under Spotlight

The three farm laws that are proposed to be turned down in the upcoming Indian parliament session are:

  • Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act
  • The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act
  • The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.

These laws were legislated in September 2020 which ignited the protest fire amongst thousands of Indian farmers ever since. Mostly, the farmer protestors were either from Punjab, Haryana, or the western end of Uttar Pradesh.

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Continue reading and know more about the Union cabinet’s approval for the farm laws repealing the bill.

Farmer laws Revoking Bill: Current Status

24th November 2021, an Indian Union cabinet meeting was conducted where all vital points regarding the mentioned bill were discussed.

Post-meeting, the Indian Union Minister, Mr. Anurag Thakur, confirmed that the cabinet has approved the abrogation of the given three farm laws. He further informed- the Farm law bill shall be kept at priority in the upcoming Indian parliament winter session. 

The further repealing bill approval was given and proceeded a few days after the Indian PM, Sh Narendra Modi’s announcement. This bill is now ready to be introduced in the Lok Sabha in the coming winter session. 

The Winter session of the Indian Parliament shall commence from 29th November 2021.

Free Ration Scheme

Along with the Bill approval, the union cabinet has also announced its approval for the ‘Free Ration Scheme’ extension up to March 2022. 

FAQs

Q: Where were the protests conducted?
A. The year-long farmer protest was brought into existence at Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur, the borders of Delhi.

Q: What does the Farm law repeal bill state?
A. The concerned bill appeals annulment of the below-mentioned farm laws.

  • Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act
  • The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act
  • The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act. 

Q: Why did the Indian government eventually agree to farm laws repeal?
A: A group of about 40 farmers’ unions, AKA, Sanyukta Kisan Morcha(SKM) spurned to take a step back. The consistent will and clarity of what they are demanding led the Indian government to act accordingly.

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