News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Thu, 10 Dec 2020 04:28 PM IST
Narendra Singh Tomar (File Photo)
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On the farmers’ opposition to the agricultural laws, Tomar said that the government wanted to liberate the farmers from the fetters of the mandi so that they could sell their produce to anyone, anywhere in the country at their own cost. Agriculture Minister Tomar said that no law now says that after selling the produce for three days, there will be a provision for the farmer to get the price, but this provision has been ensured in this law. He said that we felt that people would take advantage of this, the farmer would be attracted to expensive crops, he would get a price guarantee at the time of sowing and arrangements were made to provide complete protection to the land of the farmer.
We tried to have full dialogue with the farmers about their problems. Held several rounds of talks. But no suggestion was coming from his side. Their only demand is to repeal the laws. We are asking them what provisions in the law are causing problems to the farmers. But even if they did not do anything about it, we found such issues and sent them. Government is ready to address the provisions which are objectionable.