Test new farm laws first before opposing it says Minister Katti to farmers

Kalaburagi: Karnataka Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Umesh Katti defended the new Farm Laws and questioned what is wrong in allowing the farmers to sell their commodities outside APMCs also.
Addressing a press person after unfurling the National Flag at Kalaburagi here, he said that if farmers get profit from selling their products outside APMCs, then let them sell. “We have not closed APMCs and have not taken any decision to withdraw MSP facilities. Let the farmers see the experiment of new farm acts for 2 years and if it does not work properly, let them raise their voice.”
About his ministry, the Minister said that the government would study about extending the benefits of including Red Gram, Green Gram, Ragi under the purview of the Public Distribution System and a decision would be taken in this regard.
When asked whether he would raise his voice again for a separate State for North Karnataka if injustice to that region is continued,  Katti said that he never intended to divide Karnataka State and he raised his voice for developing North Karnataka. However, he is ready to raise his voice for Kalyana Karnataka if needed.
 Katti said: “There is no question of dissatisfaction for giving Food and Civil supplies portfolio to me, I was/am ready to handle any portfolio.”

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