Now farmers capable of choosing option of buyers himself: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 3 (UNI) While discussing the virtues of the new Agricultural and Farm reforms with the farmers of border areas in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that now, the farmers are capable of exercising the option of choosing the buyers for themselves.

In this interaction, Dr Singh said, ‘The earlier system of middlemen taking charge of crop and arranging for its sale might have been relevant till about two decades ago, but the farmer is actually an ‘Agricultural Technocrat,’ who has the capacity to decide sitting on a computer, which will be the most profitable crop to sow in the coming season.

‘The farmer today has the facility to online discover to whom best to sell his product across the country.

‘With the kind of means and opportunities available to the young Agricultural Technocrats of today, we have no right to deprive them of the avenues available to other technocrats and entrepreneurs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has corrected a huge anomaly in the farming sector of India,’ Dr Singh observed.

Allaying apprehensions that big Business Houses will take over farming and the farmers’ land will be forcibly taken over, the Minister said the new Law has ensured all the safeguards. He again alleged that all the hue and cry is being raised by professional protesters, who have nothing to do with the farming.


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