A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian had requested legal professional normal Ok Ok Venugopal through the listening to what session course of passed off earlier than the enactment of the legal guidelines. The AG tried to clarify, however the court docket brushed it apart and stated it was solely inquisitive about making a conducive ambiance for talks with farmers. This in all probability pressured the Centre to file an in depth 45-page affidavit narrating the sequence of occasions from the yr 2000 when the professional panel beneath Shankarlal Guru was arrange for farm reforms.
The Centre stated, “The agitation being limited to only one place out of the whole country is witness to the fact that majority of farmers are not only happy with the legislations but are finding these legislations to be progressive and in their interest as they are having one more option than the existing option. The agitation by/in the name of some farmers may, therefore, not be treated as reflection on the validity of the law or its efficacy and usefulness for the farmers community. Some farmers and their unions have been agitating against farmers’ friendly farm laws based on apprehensions, misgivings and misconceptions created by some vested interests, which have moved from Punjab to in and around Delhi.”
The Centre stated, “These laws were not enacted overnight but were the result of suggestions by various experts and recommendations by varied committees/groups over the last 20 years and these laws have been enacted keeping the interest of entire farmers, more so of small and marginal ones, across the country. To keep pace with vibrancy and dynamically changing agri trade, agri economy, e-commerce and export and also to meet the rising expectations of farmers, the country needs an accessible, competitive, transparent marketing system with adequately equipped robust market structure. The existing state marketing laws really do not permit the agricultural produce trade to flourish and legally support farmers to realise remunerative prices for their produce in a transparent manner. This warranted for reforms in the laws.”