"The laws around produce and yield earlier had tied the hands of farmers.
People were taking advantage of farmers
-- that's why it was important to bring change in this situation," he said.
Parliament Sunday approved two agriculture
bills despite strong criticism from within the ruling party’s own coalition and opposition groups. The legislation seeks to remove restrictions on marketing farm products and allow cultivators to deal directly with private companies to sell their crops.
Rajya Sabha suspended eight lawmakers of Opposition parties for a week for “unruly behavior” that allegedly took place while the house passed the two Bills on Sunday. The House was adjourned on Monday amid uproar by opposition members over suspension the MPs. The proceedings of the House were almost washed out as it could not take up any legislative business.
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