Navjot Sidhu alleged that the central government’s plan is to destroy the APMC system of Punjab. He cited the Centre’s National Sample Survey 2012-13 which states that 24 percent of agriculture in the country is on contract. These contracts are unwritten and verbal, there is no written record of them.

Punjab Pradesh Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu has raised questions on the Central Government making Fard mandatory for the purchase of crops. He has alleged that the central government is implementing the system of one country, two markets by imposing such rules.

Taking to his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Sidhu made two tweets and wrote that the orders of the Central Government regarding the mandatory demand of FARD before procurement are against the socio-economic fabric of Punjab … intentionally one nation, two Market creation as these orders are valid only for APMC mandis where procurement is done at MSP and not for private mandis.

Earlier Sidhu tweeted that one-third of Punjab’s land is cultivated on a lease, many of which are oral contracts, due to common mushtarkha account – no clear land ownership records available in many parts of our state, many lands The owners are living overseas and a lot of land records are subject to legal disputes.

Sidhu alleged that the central government’s plan is to destroy the APMC system of Punjab. He cited the Centre’s National Sample Survey 2012-13 which states that 24 percent of agriculture in the country is on contract. These contracts are unwritten and verbal, there is no written record of them. Sidhu alleged that due to the said decision of the Centre, 25-30 percent of farmers of Punjab could not get the money. He alleged that the central government has brought this law to promote private mandis. Fard is not necessary if farmers sell crops to Adani-Ambani, but why have all the documents been made necessary for selling the crop in the government market?

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