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86% farmer groups supported 3 repealed laws: SC-appointed panel found

The panel interacted with 73 farmer organisations

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A scene from farmers protests in 2021. | Photo: PTI

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The high-powered panel of experts constituted by the Supreme Court to study the three repealed farm Acts has said a great majority of the agricultural organisations it had interacted with were in support of them.

Of all the farm organisations it had talked to, around 86 per cent of them, representing almost 33 million of the farming community, had supported the laws.

While advocating retaining the Acts, the panel, whose recommendations are of little consequence now, has suggested that states be allowed flexibility in implementing and designing the laws, with prior approval from the Centre.

It has said a repeal or long suspension

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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 9:25 AM IST

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