Guwahati, Feb 5: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar on Friday said that as per the Centre's three new farm laws, the farmers can terminate their contract at any time and can withdraw from their agreement without any penalty.
Tomar said that contract farming in Punjab has provisions that may land a farmer in jail with a fine of up to Rs 5 lakh, whereas the central government's new farm legislation gives complete liberty to a farmer.
"Farmers are being misled that the new legislations will take away their land. There is not a single provision in the contract farming law that says this."
"We brought Trade Act, a provision was made that areas outside APMC will be trade area, can be a farmer's home also. It will not attract any tax. Within APMC, States levy tax. The Centre's act abolishes the tax outside APMC and State forces you to pay tax.