Explained: Why government is reluctant to commit MSP
Why government is reluctant to commit MSP in new farm laws
Thousands of farmers, particularly from Punjab and Haryana, have gheraoed Delhi for the last one week. They are holding sit-ins at borders to press the Centre to fulfill their demand of making the Minimum Support Price (MSP) a legal provision in the new farm laws. There have been two arguments about the laws - while the government is claiming that it will benefit the farmers in monetary terms by removing the middlemen, the farmers have a contrary view. Punjab and Haryana farmers are opposing the laws, terming them against their interest as it will dismantle the MSP structure and thus putting the community at risk.