Prime News, Karnataka, Farmers, Agriculture, Land, Bengaluru, September 28:- Defending the Amended APMC Act, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday (September 28) reiterated that it won’t harm the interest of farmers in any manner.
Speaking at his Home Office ‘Krishna,’ here, he highlighted the advantages of the bill saying “In the bill there is no provision to purchase the land belonging to SC/ST and only 54 acres of land can be purchased from a 5- member family and pointed out that the bill allows anyone to take up farming and urged the Opposition not to misled the farmers.” Now the farmers can eliminate middleman and sell their produce outside the mandis.”
The chief minister added that “being a former president of APMC, how can I harm the interest of farmers when I am working for their welfare.”
The government has no intention to close down mandies, instead the APMC workers will be taken care, Yediyurappa said.
Criticising the Congress, he said “they tried to bring some of the provisions incorporated in this amendment, now when we brought them they are opposing purely for political reasons.”
Farmers’ organisations in Karnataka are observing a dawn-to-dusk protest across the state on Monday against the farm bills passed by the Parliament last week and given assent by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday. (NAV)