Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan praised the farmers' fighting spirit in battling for the repeal of three controversial farm regulations on Friday, calling their win "one of the brightest chapters in the history of class struggles."
The repealing of three farm laws is the triumph of the legendary farmers' strike. Indian farmers have made a significant contribution to the history of class struggle for a more equal world. Greetings to farmers who have persevered in the face of adversity ", Kerala Chief Minister stated.
The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act establishes a method for farmers to market their farm products outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Farmers can sell their produce to any licenced trader at mutually agreed-upon pricing. The mandi tax levied by state governments will not apply to this transaction of farm products.
Farmers can do contract farming and freely market their products under the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act modifies the previous Essential Commodities Act.