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As long as PM Modi is in power, there is no question of taking back MSP :Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:3/10/20: Amidst the protest from the opposition and a section of farmer’s organisations across the state and the country, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday reiterated that farm bills are the need of the 21st century and the minimum support price (MSP) based procurement of agriculture crops from farmers will continue like before.

While addressing a presser, Pradhan said that the farm bills will benefit farmers and give them the freedom to market their produce. The bills will also help them increase their production along with enhancing the production-storage-marketing system, he said.

Speaking on the MSP claims of Pradhan, the ruling-BJD MLA Pratap Deb said, “Had the Government of India made MSP commitment in the bills, there wouldn’t have such protest mindset among people. No doubt the government is giving MSP now, but how long it will continue is a big concern.”

Though the government is claiming that the new bills will eliminate middlemen, contractual farming will give birth to big and corporate middlemen – it means there will be no elimination of the role of middlemen in the entire process, Deb added.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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