Cabinet clears repeal of farm laws: Bill to be placed in Parliament
New Delhi, Nov 24: The Bill to cancel the three farm laws have been cleared by the Union Cabinet. It was earlier reported that the Union Cabinet would approve the repeal of the farm laws that had triggered extensive protests around the national capital. The briefing regarding the decisions by the Union Cabinet would take place at 3 pm today.
The Cabinet also completed the formalities to repeal the three farm laws. In the upcoming session of Parliament, it will be our priority to take back these three laws, Union Minister, Anurag Thakur said.
The Cabinet made the decision on the backdrop of Prime Minister announcing last week that the laws would be repealed. The PM had also personally apologised to the farmers of the country and said that there was a deficiency in the attempt to convince the farmers.
The Centre has listed The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 in its agenda for the winter session of Parliament which will begin on November 29. The dates for the deliberation on the same are being discussed by the Ministry of Agriculture. The bill which has been listed seeks to repeal the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Highlights of Cabinet meeting:
Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) for another four months (December 2021-March 2022). The food grain under Phase V would entail an estimated food subsidy of Rs. 53,344.52 Crore
- This will provide food grains at 5 Kg per person per month free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under the NFSA.
- Cabinet has completed the formalities to repeal the three Farm Laws. In the upcoming session of the Parliament, it will be our priority to take back these three laws.