‘Watershed moment’ for agricultural sector

News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the farm bills passed in the Rajya Sabha will improve the agricultural sector. It will now go to President Ram Nath Kovind for his assent after which it will become law.

He tweeted “Our agriculture sector is in desperate need of the latest technology that assists the industrious farmers. Now, with the passage of the bills, our farmers will have easier access to futuristic technology that will boost production and yield better results. This is a welcome step”

He added “For decades, the Indian farmer was bound by various constraints and bullied by middlemen. The bills passed by Parliament liberate the farmers from such adversities. These bills will add impetus to the efforts to double income of farmers and ensure greater prosperity for them”

He also assured that the MSP and government procurement of foodgrain processes will remain unaffected by these bills.