new Delhi: The government again invited the agitating farmers’ organizations for talks on Thursday, but clarified that it would not be “logical” to include any new demand related to the minimum support price on the agenda, which has no relation to the new agricultural laws. Is not. Vivek Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has written a letter to farmer leaders in this regard.
Vivek Aggarwal said in a three-page letter to 40 farmer leaders, “I again urge you that the government has been discussing all issues with an open mind and with good intentions to end the agitation and will continue to do so.” Please indicate the date and time (for the next round of talks). “Significantly, the last five rounds of talks between the government and farmer organizations have not yielded any results so far.
The farmers, who have been protesting at the borders of Delhi for almost a month, are adamant on the demand for withdrawal of all three new agricultural laws. Agarwal asked the farmer unions to give details of other issues on which she wants to discuss. The agricultural laws have nothing to do with the MSP nor will it have any effect on the purchase of agricultural products at a fixed rate. He said that the talks would be held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi at the ministerial level.
However, on the other hand, on Thursday, a delegation of 60 farmers from the Kisan Mazdoor Sangh in Baghpat met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Krishi Bhavan in Delhi in support of the agricultural laws. The farmers, who came to meet in support, submitted a letter to the Union Minister of Agriculture, in which they have given written support for the agricultural laws through letter. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar gave this information.
He said, “Along with the peasant laborers, the representatives of Baghpat came to Krishi Bhavan. We welcomed them. All these farmers want to support the agrarian reform laws. They also gave me letters of support. They said that for amendment in agrarian reform laws The government does not have to come under pressure. Let us know that a large number of farmers are opposing the agricultural laws implemented by the central government in the month of September.
Farmers’ organizations in Punjab and Haryana say that the minimum support price (MSP) system will be destroyed by the recently implemented laws by the Center. He argues that in the long run, big corporate houses will do their own free will and farmers will get a lower price for their produce.
Farmers fear that they will not get the proper price for their crops once the mandi system is overhauled due to the new laws, and the commission agents who help in providing loans to them will also get out of this business.
The important demand of farmers is to withdraw these three laws, which they claim that these laws remove the sale of their crops from regulation. These farmers are also insisting on withdrawing the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020. They fear that the subsidy they receive in electricity will end after this bill takes the form of law.
Laws about which farmers are protesting include the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Simplification) Act – 2020, Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance and Agreements Act – 2020 on Agricultural Services and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act – 2020. Huh.