Mumbai: The Maha Vikas Aghadi Government proposes to table legislation, on the lines of the one cleared in Punjab, to guarantee the least back cost to agriculturists and subsequently set aside the Three Farm Acts ordered by the Central government. Revenue Minister and State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said on Tuesday that the proposed legislation would have a reformatory arrangement for indicting the dealers in case they failed to pay the MSP.
A cabinet subcommittee has been appointed to examine the provisions of the three Central farm Acts and then craft state legislation to secure the interface of the farming community. At the start, Thorat clarified that there were no differences among the Maha Vikas Aghadi partners – the Shiv Sena, the NCP, and the Congress, but there was a constant watch that the state government should invoke its claim powers to advantage the farmers.
Thorat said the cabinet would take a final call on tabling the State’s legislation. When asked whether this could be done in the winter session beginning December 7, he added that the cabinet sub-committee is yet to have a thorough discussion.
The Congress-led government in Punjab had sanctioned three laws in October replacing the Central Acts. Among other things, these laws make buying wheat and paddy underneath the MSP a culpable offense. Thorat’s explanation is vital, as the state government has deferred the implementation of the three Central Acts until farmers’ concerns are addressed.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, which had held a statewide agitation against the three Central farm acts, has collected 60 lakh signatures from across the state. These signatures were sent in the presence of party in-charge HK Patil, to the All India Congress Committee, on Tuesday. The Congress proposes to submit two crore signatures collected from across the country, to the President of India.
However, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee which had held a state-wide disturbance against the three Central farm acts has collected 60 lakh signatures from across the state. These marks were sent within the nearness of party in-charge HK Patil, to the All India Congress Committee, on Tuesday. Congress proposes to yield two crore marks collected from over the nation, to the President of India.