Thomas (Special correspondent)
Prime Minister,Narendra Modi’s decision to repeal the 3 farm laws in the coming session of Parliament,Chief Minister,Basavaraj Bommai termed the move as response of a responsive government at the centre to the demand of the farmers.”
Conveying his response on PM’s decision to media persons Bommai said,the laws were part of the intent of the union government to bring reforms in agriculture sector and agri-marketing in accordance with WTO agreement signed during the UPA government.
It was the UPA government which prepared the draft of the farm laws.The draft was revised by incorporating suggestions from state governments.
The laws had provisions for farmers to sell their produce directly to buyers.However farmers largely in Punjab and Haryana were agitating for continuation of regulated market system,” Bommai said.
Report on unseasonal rain havoc :
Chief Minister,Basavaraj Bommai assured appropriate action for disbursal of compensation for crop losses in various parts of the state suffered due to unseasonal rains after getting survey reports from the districts.
We have received primary reports on crop losses including Paddy and Jowar from districts bordering Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and districts of the coastal region and Northern Karnataka. State has received excessive rains in October and November,” he added.