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Farmers Protest, Agriculture Laws: Concluded On Good Note

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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s talks with farmers

New Delhi:

The sixth spherical of talks between the centre and farmers protesting the agriculture legal guidelines “concluded on a very good note”, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned Wednesday night, as he introduced an “agreement” on two of 4 calls for made by farmer leaders.

Mr Tomar mentioned an modification to the Electricity Bill can be withdrawn and that penal provisions for stubble burning wouldn’t be relevant to the farmers. However, each points had been seen as being already settled, with the centre having earlier mentioned that it will settle for these calls for.

No progress was made on resolving the farmers’ core calls for – the scrapping of the agriculture legal guidelines and a authorized assure for MSP (minimal help worth).

“There were four points on the agenda today, of which two have been agreed upon. Talks concluded on a very good note, which resulted in the formation of a healthy environment,” Mr Tomar advised reporters after the assembly completed.

“Talks will resume at 2 pm on January 4 on the two outstanding issues,” he added, and made one other enchantment to the farmers to ship “the elderly, women and children” residence.

On the important thing points – MSP and the rollback of the legal guidelines – Mr Tomar indicated the centre wouldn’t again down. The farmers had been supplied (as they had been in earlier talks) a written assurance that MSP scheme will proceed and amendments to problematic sections of the legal guidelines.

“The government has been saying MSP will continue. We are ready to give this in writing but farmers’ unions feel MSP should get legal status. So the discussion will continue on the legal aspect of MSP and other issues, ” the Agriculture Minister mentioned.

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Government sources advised NDTV the centre additionally as soon as once more supplied to kind a committee to debate the excellent calls for. The farmers had been additionally advised that the method of withdrawing legal guidelines is a protracted one – an announcement many see as a veiled warning that the legal guidelines are right here to remain.

The farmers, who got here with a warning of their very own, mentioned they remained against the concept ; earlier this month sources quoted union reps as saying “now is not the time for a committee”.

“The government has been saying we should end our agitation and form a committee… but we won’t take back our movement and we won’t form a committee. We’ll discuss MSP in next meet,” Balkaran Singh Brar, President of the Punjab wing of the All India Kisan Sabha, advised ANI.

The farmers say the brand new legal guidelines will go away them on the mercy of company pursuits and will result in a lack of livelihood. The centre says the legal guidelines will remove middlemen and assist farmers promote their produce at markets and costs of their alternative.

With enter from ANI

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