Farm Laws Repeal Bill listed for introduction in Lok Sabha on November 29

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The bill to repeal the three contentious farm laws will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on November 29 when the winter session of the Parliament commences.

The bill titled "The Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021" seeks to repeal the three farm laws--(1) Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; (2) Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020; and (3) Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020--enacted by the Parliament in September 2020.

According to an India Today report, the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet tomorrow (Wednesday, November 24) at the Prime Minister's Lok Kalyan Marg residence in New Delhi. During this meeting, the Union Cabinet is all set to take up this Bill. Reportedly, the Union Ministry of Agriculture is said to have finalised this Bill after holding consultations with the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year, and appealed to the protesting farmers to return home.

Addressing the nation on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Modi insisted that the laws were in the benefit of farmers and then apologised to the people of the country while adding that the government could not convince a section of farmers despite its clear heart and clean conscience.

"There may have been some shortcoming in our efforts due to which we could not explain the truth, as clear as the light of the diya, to some of our farmer brothers," he said.

Noting that it is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, he said it was no occasion to blame anyone.

"I have come to tell you that we have decided to repeal the three farm laws. In the upcoming Parliament session starting at the end of this month, we will complete the constitutional process to repeal the three farm laws," Modi said.

"I would request all my protesting farmer friends, today is the auspicious day of Guru Purab, return home, to your fields and family and make a new beginning, let us move forward afresh," he said.

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