‘Agri laws allow farmers to invoke force majeure’

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has claimed that the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Settlement on Rate Assurance and Farm Products and services Act, 2020 assures that no restoration shall be manufactured from the farmer if the default by the farmer is because of to drive majeure.

In a written reply to a issue by Anand Sharma, Member of Parliament, in Rajya Sabha on Friday, Tomar claimed the Act stipulates that the farmers can enter into a written settlement to provide their generate even right before sowing their crops which will warranty them to get assured selling price of their crop or generate. Therefore, it mitigates the risk for the farmers and enhances their money.

“Agreement will cover only the crops of the farmers and not the land, and therefore the sale of land, lease or property finance loan is entirely prohibited. Farmer’s land is protected versus

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