BJD to form panel to study new farm laws

Bhubaneswar: As protests against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 by farmers grow, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) would form a committee to study the provisions of the new farm laws.

According to Naveen Patnaik the committee which would be consists of MLAs, MPs and leading farmer leaders will study the provisions of the Bill.

Naveen’s announcement came while he was addressing party MLAs ahead of the Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly.

The BJD supremo further said that his party will be fighting for implementation of MS Swaminathan committee recommendation on Minimum Support Price of foodgrains.

It is worthwhile to mention here that the State ruling party had opposed the bill in the Parliament.

The Bills have now been notified after the President gave his assent.

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