Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the farm bills and labour laws recently passed by the parliament will free the farmers and workers in the country from the cobweb of unnecessary laws.
Addressing BJP party workers on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, he took a sharp dig at the opposition parties and said that they are misleading the people by spreading blatant lies. The Prime Minister lauded the farm bills and labour reforms introduced by the government and said that since independence the parties in power only tried to reap political gains from the workers and farmers by making false promises.
PM Modi stressed that the much awaited freedom in the agriculture sector will be achieved by the new farm bills. He said, farmers will be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country in addition to the existing mandis. He said, 85 out of 100 farmers will be benefitted by the new legislation and urged BJP party workers to reach out to the farmers and explain to them about the benefits of the new provisions. The Prime Minister underlined the historic reforms which the government has brought to make the agrarian economy strong.
Mentioning the hike in MSP by 1.5 times and manifold increase in government procurement of agri produce, Prime Minister informed that the government implemented the long due reforms in the sector.
He said, more than 1 lakh crore rupees have been transferred directly into the accounts of farmers to make them independent. Highlighting the importance of Kisan Credit Card (KCC), he said that its ambit has been increased to cover even those involved in dairy industry and fisheries. He informed, around 35 lakh crore rupees have been given so far by the NDA government under the KCC scheme.
The Prime Minister said, the labourers and workers in the country working in different fields were subjected to separate legal provisions without any guarantee of pay and legal rights. He said, the historic labour reform codes passed recently by the parliament will bring parity and respect to them and also guarantee legal rights. Enumerating other reforms introduced by the government, Mr. Modi highlighted the system of disposal of tax returns through the faceless tax computation mechanism and informed that the faceless tax appeal system will further add ease to the life of honest tax payers.
Speaking about Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Prime Minister said, his ideas and teachings on politics, economics and various other fields will keep inspiring generations to come. He said, Pandit Deendayal advocated the idea of swadeshi even when the previous governments pushed growth models based on foreign drivers.
The Prime Minister said that even during COVID pandemic, party workers have been working without fading efforts to help those affected. He exhorted citizens to follow the guidelines of the health Ministry to defeat the global pandemic and asked everyone to continue wearing a mask and follow physical distancing.