TAD NewsDesk, Kerala: Governor Arif Mohammed Khan posed a very critical comment on the Centre’s farm laws. He commented that the new farm laws hurt both the farmers and the state. He read this from the Kerala government’s opposition in the form of a policy address to the centre farm laws.
Arif Mohammed Khan, while reading out the policy address, said
“The farmers will lose bargaining powers and income loss at the cost of corporate with the amendment of the Essential Commodities Act. It will also impact a consumer state such as Kerala.”
The Kerala government is showing full support to the farmers protesting against these laws and have asked in their policy address to give an answer on the policy lacuna that affected the commercial crop farming in Kerala.
The state legislative assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to reject the farm laws enacted by the Centre. Both LDF and UDF were at loggerheads with the Governor for his decision to turn down the state government’s request to convene a special session on August 23.
Moreover, Kerala’s policy was also critical of the Centre for compromising federalism in the country. The state government wants the Centre to respect the federal system in the country along with the state policy freedom for states and local bodies to function effectively in their respective space.
The Life Mission project, which is a flagship housing programme of the LDF government found an indirect mention in the address as it accused the central agencies of impeding major projects and demoralising honest officers involved in it, in violation of the Cooperative federalism.
Kerala government is focused on extending their support to the farmers and along with posing the right criticism for the government. They issued this policy which shows the unanimous support of the cause.
Source: The Indian Express