Modi govt working on Swaminathan Comm's directions, UPA didn't: Tomar in LS

The Swaminathan Commission's report on agriculture reforms came during the UPA regime but it was the Narendra Modi government which started working on its recommendations and fixed the MSP at 50 per cent more than production cost, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in Lok Sabha Tuesday. Tomar said a committee, set up by the Centre following farmers' protest against three farm laws to examine various issues including minimum support price (MSP), has held 30 to 35 meetings so far. "The recommendations of the committee are yet to come," he told Lok Sabha The Union agriculture minister was replying to a query by the Congress' Leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during the Question Hour. The Congress leader had asked if the Centre had taken any decision on the farmers' demand to make MSP a legal right. In response to Chowdhury's question, Tomar said the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had set up the commission under MS Swaminathan but its report came in 2017 when ...

Modi govt working on Swaminathan Comm's directions, UPA didn't: Tomar in LS
The Swaminathan Commission's report on agriculture reforms came during the UPA regime but it was the Narendra Modi government which started working on its recommendations and fixed the MSP at 50 per cent more than production cost, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in Lok Sabha Tuesday. Tomar said a committee, set up by the Centre following farmers' protest against three farm laws to examine various issues including minimum support price (MSP), has held 30 to 35 meetings so far. "The recommendations of the committee are yet to come," he told Lok Sabha The Union agriculture minister was replying to a query by the Congress' Leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during the Question Hour. The Congress leader had asked if the Centre had taken any decision on the farmers' demand to make MSP a legal right. In response to Chowdhury's question, Tomar said the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had set up the commission under MS Swaminathan but its report came in 2017 when ...