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Cabinet completes formalities to repeal three Farm Laws

Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana for another four months; completes formalities to repeal three Farm Laws

Union Cabinet has approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana for another four months. Briefing reporters in New Delhi after the cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, the 5th Phase of this scheme has been extended from December 2021 till March 2022. He said, the food grain under this phase will entail an estimated additional food subsidy of over 53 thousand 344 crore rupees.

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana is a food security welfare scheme that was envisaged by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide assistance and help mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19. Under the scheme food grain at five kilogram per person per month free of cost to all beneficiaries covered under National Food Security Act.

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The Union Cabinet has completed the formalities to repeal the three Farm Laws. The three farm laws are Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020,  Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. The bills were passed by Parliament during the monsoon session last year.

Briefing reporters in New Delhi after the cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, in the upcoming winter session of  Parliament, it will be the government’s priority to take back these three laws.

Earlier, while addressing the nation on the 19th of this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the Government has decided to repeal all three farm laws.

 

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