Odisha: Farmer bodies demonstration three plantation industry ordinances | Bhubaneswar News


BHUBANESWAR: Participants of six farmer organisations under the aegis of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee on Monday staged protest in Bhubaneswar against three farm industry ordinances promulgated by the Centre recently. They demanded withdrawal of those ordinances.
These three ordinances werethe Farmers’ Create Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Arrangement on Cost Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 along with the vital Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.
They declared that farmers might not become minimal support price (MSP) because of their agricultural goods after execution of those ordinances. It is going to badly impact the mandi system of this authorities, they said.
Suresh Panigrahy, among those members of this committee, dubbed the 3 alterations anti-farmer because farmers are going to be in loses after the ordinances come in to force.
He explained the next ordinance will influence mandi system. “Farmers will need to count on contract farming and also the businesses will determine the cost based on their will. The corporate homes will act as sahukars (moneylenders),” he added.
Another committee member Sashi Bhusan Swain explained the first ordinance enables farmers to market their agricultural creates beyond the agricultural market committees (APMCs). “Because of this, company homes will dominate the sector and farmers will loose their bargaining power. It’s against the interest of farmers,” he added.
He said third ordnance has made any modifications from the list of crucial things whose costs are regulated by the government. “Small farmers, sharecroppers and marginal farmers may face problems due to these ordinances,” he added.
Moreover, the farmer’s body members compared the projected power amendment bill and increase in prices of gasoline and gas rates.


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