Punjabi University profs raise concerns over farm laws

Punjabi University profs raise concerns over farm laws

Patiala, October 8

Punjabi University professors have come out in support of farmers and raised concerns over the three new farm laws.

The professors said, “Both text and context of the bills go vehemently against the vital interests of the farm sector and farming community. These should be repealed.”

Jaswinder Singh Brar, convener, Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF), said the entry of private corporate purchasers in the market for purchase of the produce would result in a dual market system for farm produce, which would weaken the assured minimum support price and government purchase system.

He said, “Private players will be in a position to dictate terms of trade. According to the new laws, the unfolding of policy package will jeopardise the farm economy of Punjab with consequential impact on all sections of society.”

The teachers said the decision would also affect the circulation of funds to farmers, labourers and others associated with farm produce. — TNS

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