New farm bills will change economic condition of farmers: PM Modi

New farm bills will change economic condition of farmers: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the new farm bills, that were passed in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday, will change the economic condition of the farmers. Terming the passage of the farm bills and the change in the farming sector the "need of the hour", PM Narendra Modi said the farmers would now be able to sell their produce at any rate and anywhere they want.

The Rajya Sabha passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, through voice vote amid the ruckus caused by Opposition protests.

"Yesterday, two farm bills were passed in the Parliament. I congratulate my farmers. This change in the farming sector is the need of the present hour and our government has brought this reform for the farmers," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

"Farmer can now sell their produce at any cost they want. They would now be free to sell their products anywhere they want. New farm bills will change the economic status of the farmers," PM Narendra Modi said.