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Govt, farmers reach consensus on 2 points; next round of talks to discuss MSP on January 4

Govt, farmers reach consensus on 2 points; next round of talks to discuss MSP on January 4
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Govt, farmers reach consensus on 2 points; next round of talks to discuss MSP on January 4

The sixth round of talks between the federal government and farmers ended on a fruitful observe on Wednesday. The Centre agreed on two of 4 calls for raised by the farmer leaders whereas the remaining points together with that of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will probably be mentioned in a gathering scheduled on January 4, 2021. 

“Today’s talks were held in a very good environment and it concluded on a positive note. Consensus on 2 out of 4 issues was reached between both sides,” Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated submit a five-hour-long assembly on Wednesday. 

(*2*) the minister informed reporters right here. 

Considering the chilly climate in Delhi, Tomar additionally requested the farmer leaders to ship residence the aged, ladies, and youngsters.

During the assembly, the federal government supplied to arrange a committee on higher implementation of the MSP procurement system, however union leaders caught to their predominant demand of the repeal of three contentious farm legal guidelines. 

(*4*) Tomar stated.

Thousands of farmers, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting at numerous borders of the nationwide capital for greater than a month in opposition to these three new legal guidelines.

The authorities has offered these legal guidelines as main agriculture reforms geared toward serving to farmers and growing their earnings, however the protesting unions concern that the brand new legislations have left them on the mercy of huge corporates by weakening the MSP and mandi techniques.

Despite Tomar’s repeated assertions, farmers refused to finish the agitation. “Government has been saying that we should end agitation & form a committee. But we didn’t listen to them. We won’t take back our movement. We won’t form any committee. We’ll discuss MSP in the next meet,” Balkaran Singh Brar, Punjab President of the All India Kisan Sabha stated. 

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