Centre to take action on Seed Scam, sought report from Punjab, confirms Narinder Tomar
Ordinance Allowing Farmers to Sell Outside Mandis Not Violative of Federal Structure: Tomar
No relation of MSP with new ordinances, No question of abolishing MSP - Tomar
Chandigarh , June 06, 2020 : Union Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday asserted that the ordinance would not violate the spirit of federal structure in any way. The Union minister also slammed people who create "illusions" over the minimum support price (MSP) for foodgrain and said the assured price to farmers would continue.
Addressing a Video PC with Chandigarh based mediapersons Tomar said the ordinance would not affect the spirit of the federal structure. "I want to clarify that this ordinance does not violate the spirit of the federal structure," he said during a video conference here.
He further clarified that this law also did not encroach upon the rights of any state government.
Mr Tomar repeatedly assured that "Purchase of crops at MSP will continue and no question of abolishing MSP system ."
When asked about the Paddy seed scam of Punjab , Tomar said that centre have multiple complaints in this regard . He further told that Punjab government has been asked to send the report .
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