Demonstration that is being done by the farmers against the agricultural law is still going on. The initiative has been taken by the central government to go and talk, but before that the farmers’ organizations have cleared their stand. Farmers say that they need written guarantee on the issue of MSP and Mandi. Farmers’ organizations are afraid that as soon as the new law lands, the MSP will start ending gradually. This is the reason that the MSP should remain forever, they want to include this thing in the law.
What is the fear of farmers? Farmers’ organizations say that when the law enacted by the Center shows the effect, the APMC Act will be weak, which gives strength to the mandis. As soon as this happens, the guarantee of MSP will also end, whose direct loss will have to be borne by the farmer in future. This is the reason why farmers want MSP to be made part of the law.
For this, examples of telecom companies were given by the farmers. According to the farmers, initially telecom companies gave free data and when people became its adi, they increased the prices. The same is going to happen to them, after the law is implemented, corporate buyers can take the crop at a higher price, but after a year or two, when there is no pressure from the MSP, they will take the desired price. And then the farmer will have no option.