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PM appeals to farmers to end agitation, says agriculture reform is necessary to end poverty

EconomyPM appeals to farmers to end agitation, says agriculture reform is necessary to end poverty

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while appealing to the farmers’ movement, reiterated that his government is dedicated to the poor and that agriculture reforms are necessary to end poverty.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to farmers to stop agitation against three farm laws, reiterating that his government is dedicated to the poor. He said that agriculture reform is necessary to end poverty.

Mr. Modi, while replying to a three-day debate in the Rajya Sabha on the motion of thanks on the President’s address, said that 12 crore farmers in the country have less than two acres of land and they do not get any benefit from the aids provided by the government. The government’s objective is to provide these farmers access to such governmental aids.

Farmers should withdraw their agitation: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that agriculture reform has always been the priority of previous governments also. He also mentioned former Prime Ministers Lal Bahadur Shastri and Chaudhary Charan Singh.

He said that farmers should withdraw their agitation. “No law is final; there is a lot of room for improvement and these will be improved later” he added. He assured that once the law comes into force, any shortfall will be overcome.

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