Government Asks Farmers To Reconsider Proposal For Suspending Laws

Government Asks Farmers To Reconsider Proposal For Suspending Laws

In the last meeting held on Thursday between Government and the farmer union, the Government proposed that all three farmers’ Laws will be kept on hold for 12-18 months. But, farmers have rejected the proposal and have demanded the repeal of the three laws. They have also demanded a legal guarantee of the MSP(minimum support price).

But the minister asked us to discuss separately and rethink on the matter and convey the decision”. Sources report that half of the farmers were in favor of accepting the proposal. However, Samyukt Kisan morcha said in their statement that the full general body has refused the Government’s proposal.

An expert committee appointed by Supreme Court has also spoken to farmer organizations through video conferencing. Farmers from various states have suggested different ways to improve the laws and their implementation. Even the Agriculture minister Narinder Singh Tomar believes that the matter is moving in “meaningful discussion” and a solution will be found soon.

The 11th meeting between Central Government and the farmer Union was held today in New Delhi. The meeting ended without any solution. No date has been finalized for the next meeting. The Agricultural Minister told the farmer union today after the meeting that government will only meet if they are ready to discuss the proposal of suspending the laws.

The farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting for almost 5 months against the three farmers’ laws namely the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Act, Essential Commodities Amendment Act, and the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act.

Farmers will be heading for a tractor rally on Republic Day i.e 26th Jan in which lakhs of farmers are expected to participate on a 16km stretch of Delhi’s outer ring road.

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