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Union ministers start 11th round of talks with protesting farmer unions

The eleventh round of talks between protesting farmer unions and three central ministers received underway right here on Friday to interrupt the almost two-month-long impasse on the three new agri legal guidelines.

In the final round of meeting held on Wednesday, the federal government yielded some floor in its bid to finish the farmers’ protest on numerous border factors of the nationwide capital. The Centre had provided to placed on maintain the three legal guidelines for 12-18 months and in addition arrange a joint committee to search out options.

However, the farmer unions on Thursday rejected the federal government’s provide and remained caught to their two main demand — repeal of three farm legal guidelines and authorized assure of the minimal assist value (MSP). Farmers group mentioned they may proceed protest and in addition maintain tractor rally on January 26, the Republic Day.



Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railways, Commerce and Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash are holding the talks with the representatives of 41 farmer unions on the Vigyan Bhawan right here.

“In a full general body meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha…, the proposal put forth by the government…was rejected. A full repeal of three central farm acts and enacting a legislation for remunerative MSP for all farmers were reiterated as the pending demands of the movement,” Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella physique of protesting unions, had mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.

Thousands of farmers, primarily from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at numerous border factors of Delhi for over a month now in opposition to the three legal guidelines.

Farmer teams have alleged these legal guidelines will finish the mandi and MSP procurement programs and go away the farmers on the mercy of large corporates, whilst the federal government has rejected these apprehensions as misplaced.

On January 11, the Supreme Court had stayed the implementation of the three legal guidelines until additional orders and appointed a four-member panel to resolve the deadlock.

Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann had recused himself from the committee appointed by the apex courtroom.

Shetkari Sanghatana (Maharashtra) president Anil Ghanwat and agriculture economists Pramod Kumar Joshi and Ashok Gulati, the opposite three members on the panel, began the session course of with stakeholders on Thursday.



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