New laws spare Punjab farmers of jail: Piyush Goyal

5 months ago 7

SHIMLA: Pointing out that the existing farm laws in

Punjab

have the provision to send a

farmer

to jail, Union minister for commerce and industries

Piyush Goyal

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

new laws

are intended to serve the interest of farmers, so they must study their provisions.
While interacting with reporters in

Shimla

on Saturday,

Goyal

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.

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