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Perception about the New Agri Laws

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    Perception about the New Agri Laws

    The survey found that overall 67% farmer respondents were aware of the recent three agricultural laws, namely The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

    Further, on being asked if they supported the three recent agri laws, 35% respondent farmers were in support of the new acts, whereas more than half — 52% — were against these laws.

    However, respondent data analysed as part of this survey shows that of the 52% farmers opposing the recent agri laws, 36.4% are not aware of the details of these laws. Similarly, of the 35% farmers supporting the three recent agri laws, 17.6% are not aware of the details of these laws. Hence, there is a section of farmers who are supporting or opposing the farm laws without having information about them.

The highest awareness about the three new Acts was reported in the west zone (82%) followed by the northwest zone (78%). On the other hand, the lowest awareness was reported in the east zone (48%).

The survey also found that medium and large farmers (76%) were better aware about the three agri laws than marginal and small farmers (64%). Also, those who sell their agricultural produce at MSP (77%) were better aware about three new agricultural laws than those who do not sell at the MSP (51%).

Also 77% farmers who sell their agricultural produce at MSP are aware about three agricultural laws vs 51% farmers who do not sell their agricultural produce at MSP.