Telangana farmers oppose new agriculture legal guidelines

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, September 23 

The opposition to the farm legislations is rising in Telangana with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) management popping out on the street to protest the “anti-farmer” laws. 

The political management of all events is opposing the farm legislations – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.

As per studies, farmers throughout the state held protest  demonstrations towards the legislations.

Numerous farmers on tractors and bullock-carts staged a protest at Narsampet in Warangal district.

While addressing the farmers, native MLA Peddi Sudarshan Reddy stated the curiosity of the farmers was below critical risk as the brand new legislations would meddle with the advantages obtained by the state farmers. 

The Telangana Government led by Chief Minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is working in direction of uplifting of the farmers, whereas the Centre is making an attempt to hit them, numerous politicians have been saying of their addresses. 

Highlighting the scrapping of all the agriculture market system, TRS politicians have stated that this might additionally take away the minimal assist worth (MSP), hitting the farmers economically and would expose the farmers to exploitation by the middlemen and merchants.

The TRS has threatened to go to Delhi to protest if the Central Government didn’t scrap the brand new agricultural legislations. 

Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao, in the meantime, demanded quick launch of the pending Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) amounting Rs 2,461 crore because the state was dealing with a critical monetary crunch.

He put forth this demand in a video convention with the GST Council convenor and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushi Kumar Modi.

Rao stated this cash was needed for the state to proceed its combat towards COVID-19. 

He requested the Union Government to launch the funds earlier than the subsequent GST council assembly, which is scheduled to be held on October 5.  

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