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New Farm laws of Government provide more rights to farmers:  President Kovind 

Updated: January 29, 2021 2:24 pm
President Ram Nath Kovind has said the Constitution gives us the right to freedom of expression but it also expects that we abide by the laws and rules with equal sincerity.

Addressing the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on the first day of Budget session today, he  termed the recent acts of dishonouring the National Flag and showing disrespect to the auspicious occasion of the Republic Day as unfortunate.

He said the three farm laws enacted by the Parliament in the previous session aim at further helping the farmers in the country  as they provide more rights and power to the farmers. Mr. Kovind added that over ten crore small and marginal farmers have started getting benefits from these reforms in the agriculture sector.

The President also said, in light of these benefits many political parties extended their full support to the reforms. The President however said the implementation of farm laws have been put on hold by the Supreme Court and the government will respect whatever is the decision of the Apex Court.

He asserted that the Central government has taken several measures to improve the condition of farmers in the country like implementation of the recommendations of the MS  Swaminathan committee report on Agriculture. It has increased the MSP of crops by 1.5 times.

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