Farm sector freed from many shackles, farmers empowered: PM in Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio programme today, talked about how the Farm Bills and the revocation of APMC will help farmers across the country as they have been empowered and the farm sector has been freed from many shackles.

“Recently our farm sector has been freed from many shackles. Now, farmers have been empowered to sell their produce directly to consumers,” PM Modi said during his Mann Ki Baat address.

He said the farmers now have the power to sell their produce anywhere and to anyone and have the freedom to grow any crop and to sell it at a price best suited to them.

The farmers of the country will be able to avail these benefits as the APMC (Agricultural produce market committee) will be kept out of their transactions, he added.

PM said that farmers are playing a major role in the efforts to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat. He said the farmers have suffered a lot during the lockdown but still the agriculture sector has shown its prowess in the pandemic.

While speaking in the 68th edition of his monthly radio address, the Prime Minister recalled the push for an Atmanirbhar Bharat by talking about the country’s ability to become a toy hub for the entire world. He called upon young entrepreneurs to ‘team up for toys’ as part of his government’s ‘vocal for local’ initiative.

Modi concluded his address by urging citizens to not be careless in following coronavirus restrictions. He said there should be no laxity till the time a vaccine comes up.