Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, February 20
Expressing concern over the menace to the state’s agriculture because of the ‘disruption attributable to the three new farm legal guidelines’, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make sure pressing decision of the continued farm unrest by the Centre “to the satisfaction of the protesting farmers by addressing all their grievances”.
The Chief Minister reiterated his authorities’s stand that agriculture was a state topic and law-making on it must be left to the states within the true spirit of “cooperative federalism” enshrined within the Structure.
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The Chief Minister asserted that any reform that was sought to be launched in a sector — subsuming virtually 60 per cent of the nation’s workforce — should be finished solely by a course of of intensive session with all stakeholders, of which Punjab is a key stakeholder.
Citing robust apprehension amongst farmers of the state that MSP-based procurement regime by the Meals Company of India (or companies on its behalf) could also be discontinued in view of the Shanta Kumar Committee Report of 2015, the Chief Minister additionally careworn the necessity for the Centre to decisively dispel any such impression “to instil correct confidence within the farmers of the state”.