Youth Akali Dal activists protest against farm laws outside Delhi's Krishi Bhawan

Harsimrat Kaur Badal had resigned as union minister in protest against the Farm Bills.

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 15

Activists of Youth Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday staged a protest outside Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi over the contentious farm laws and MSP.

Also read: Furious over 'ill-treatment' by Centre, Punjab farmers to intensify stir, hold BJP leaders captive in houses

SAD leader Harsimrat Badal had resigned as Union Minister in protest against the three laws.

SAD activists protest the three farm bills. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

The President gave assent to three bills in September: The Farmers'' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020.

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The Farmers'' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 aims to permit the sale of agricultural produce outside the mandis regulated by the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMC) constituted by different state legislations.

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, provides for contract farming.

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 deregulates the production, supply, distribution of food items like cereals, pulses, potatoes, onion and edible oilseeds.

Even NDA's oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has parted ways on the issue of these farm bills as farmers in Punjab and Haryana intensify protest. —with PTI 

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