SHIMLA: Pointing out that the existing farm laws in
have the provision to send a
to jail, Union minister for commerce and industries
said the Centre, with its new agri-reform laws, has scrapped them to ensure that no farmer is jailed or fined. He asserted that the
are intended to serve the interest of farmers, so they must study their provisions.
While interacting with reporters in
said some people, for political reasons or due to some other forces pressuring them, have mislead “a small section of farmers” on the new laws.
Goyal said under the new laws, farmers are entitled to scrap their contracts to sell their crop elsewhere if they get better price and no fine would be imposed for that.