While posting his views on his social media platforms, Prasad shared a recent video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to farmers on the three laws. “The Narendra Modi government is offering better options to farmers through new farm reforms. Farmers will have an option to sell produce wherever they want. Farmers will be more empowered as these laws are in their interest,” Prasad said.
The minister’s remarks indicate the Centre’s firm stand on the three laws even as farm unions are protesting against them and seeking their repeal. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had put on hold the three farm laws and had set up a four-member committee to have “a clearer picture”.
“Bihar farmers are producing strawberries. In Bulandshahr and nearby areas, farmers are growing more carrots than wheat and rice. They have options to sell the produce in markets of their choice thanks to the new laws,” a senior government functionary said.