Amid the ongoing farmer protests in the national capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday defended the Central farm laws, saying that new agricultural reforms are a part of the efforts to double farmers Stating that India Alleging that the Opposition was spreading canards, the Prime Minister said, But now, criticism is based merely on apprehensions. Rumours have become the basis for opposition and the Opposition is using tricks to oppose the historic agriculture reforms laws and farmers are being misled Inaugurating the six-laning of the 73-km Varanasi-Prayagraj National Highway project in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, the Prime Minister hailed the work done by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, especially in developing infrastructure and said UP is now known as Stating that farmers are benefitting because of high-end infrastructure in the state, the prime minister said, Uttar Pradesh is now Express Pradesh and five new expressways being constructed will give a new identity to the state. I congratulate chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his team for focusing on development of infrastructure which has not only acted as a catalyst for development but has also generated employment, Recently, a fund of Rs 1 lakh crore was constituted to establish cold storage facilities for farmers and other agriculture infrastructure, Varanasi Mango farmers need not go to other cities for packaging now.5 times the cost, in line with the recommendation of the Swaminathan Commission, he said this promise was not only fulfilled on paper, but has reached the bank account of the farmers. We purchased pulses at Rs 49,000 crore, which is 75% increase from the previous government. We purchased 2.5-fold more wheat on MSP, Citing an example of how the farmers are benefiting from the government