The report also revealed that the SC-appointed panel had recommended not to repeal the three legislations, saying they would benefit farmers.

The Supreme Court-appointed panel, which was formed to review the now-repealed agricultural laws, revealed in its report that most of the farmers’ organizations it had contact with supported the legislation. It said that of the 73 farmers’ organizations that presented themselves to the commission, 61, representing 3.3 crore farmers, supported the agricultural laws.

Publishing the report in the national capital, farmer leader and committee member Anil Ghanwat said that while the committee’s comments were now of little significance given that the laws have already been repealed, it is of concern to policy makers and farmers. in general.

“On March 19, 2021, we submitted the report to the Supreme Court. We wrote letters to the apex court three times asking for the report to be released. But we got no response,” said Ghanwat, the chairman of the Swatantra Bharat party. “I am publishing this report today. The three laws have been repealed. So there’s no relevance now,” he said.

According to him, the report would help make policy for the agricultural sector in the future. Ghanwat said the commission said in its report that a “repeal or long suspension of these laws would be unfair to the silent majority who support the agricultural laws.”

The report also revealed that the SC-appointed panel had recommended not to repeal the three legislations, saying they would benefit farmers. The three-member committee had also proposed many changes to the laws, including giving states freedom to make the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system legal.

On November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the three agricultural laws in his address to the nation, saying the government was unable to convince protesting farmers of the benefits of the agricultural sector reforms.

The Three Acts — Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement or Price Assurance and Farm Services Act; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act — were repealed.

The repeal of the three agricultural laws was one of the main demands of about 40 peasant unions protesting these reforms on Delhi’s borders. The protest began in late November 2020 and ended after parliament repealed the three laws. The legislation had entered into force in June 2020 and was repealed in November 2021.


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