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Farmers’ next talks with the government on December 30

NEW DELHI | The Central Government has invited the farmers’ organizations for the next round of talks at 2 pm on 30 December to solve the other problems of the farmers, including the new agricultural law. Earlier, farmers’ organizations had sent a proposal to the government for talks on December 29 at 11 am. Before getting this invitation letter from the government on Monday, the farmers’ organizations are already meeting on their Singhu border and will discuss it in the meeting. Although before attending the meeting, Dr. Darshan Pal said on the question that during the next round of talks, all four issues proposed by the farmers’ organizations will be discussed, but the main focus will be on the demand to repeal all three agricultural laws.

On behalf of the government, this invitation has been sent to Sanjay Aggarwal, Secretary in the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, for the next round of talks to the farmers’ organizations.

In the letter, the Agriculture Secretary told the farmer leaders in reference to an e-mail sent by the United Front dated 26.12.2020, “You have communicated the time for the next meeting with the representatives of the farmer’s organizations and the Government of India, accepting the request of the Government of India.” It has been conveyed by you that the farmers’ organizations have always been ready to hold talks with an open mind and will remain. The Government of India is also committed to a clear intention and rational resolution of the relevant issues with an open mind. ”

The Agriculture Secretary further said that in view of the details sent by you in this meeting, along with the purchase arrangements of the three agricultural laws and the MSP, farmers in the Commission Ordinance, 2020 and Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 for air quality management in the National Capital Region and adjoining areas. Issues related to the subject will be discussed in detail.

In the letter, the farmers’ organizations have been invited for talks at Vigyan Bhawan at 2 pm on 30 December.

It is the 33rd day of the farmers’ movement on the Singhu Border, Tikari Border and Ghazipur Border on the Delhi border, led by leaders of about 40 farmer organizations under the banner of United Kisan Morcha and before joining the meeting in the evening in the evening. Dr. Darshan Pal of Revolutionary Farmers Union Punjab told IANS that this struggle will continue if the government is not ready to withdraw the three agricultural laws in the next round of proposed talks.

Leaders of agitating farmer organizations are demanding the repeal of the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Agreement Act 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. These were introduced in September after the passage of the three important Bills introduced in the Monsoon Session of Parliament in both houses. However, earlier through the ordinance, these laws came into force from June 5.

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