NEW DELHI| The seven-hour-long talks between farmer’s unions and representatives of the central government on Thursday ended without any solution. Now the next round of talks has been scheduled for December 5. According to sources, the farmers have given their suggestions in writing to the government. Earlier in the day, a group of more than 34 farmer leaders placed five-point demands during talks with the central government, which outlined a specific law on the minimum support price (MSP) and burning of stubble during the fourth round Eliminates the provision of punishment.
One of the major demands in the written five-point set of demands is the repeal of three controversial agricultural laws passed in September during the monsoon session of Parliament. It also raised objections about the forthcoming Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The farmers emphasized that the provision of registering a case for burning stubble should be abolished. In addition, the farmers raised the question as to why the government was not ready to give them written assurance on the MSP, even though it had earlier said that the MSP would always continue.
Representatives of farmer unions insisted that a new law be enacted on MSP in a special session of Parliament. He also demanded that he should be guaranteed MSP, not only now but also in the future.
Farmer leaders expressed concern, “Suppose the MSP continues, but the purchase is stopped. Then the MSP will have no meaning at all.”
Representatives of farmer unions said that the government has said that three agricultural laws have been brought keeping in mind the interests of farmers. Although he never paid attention to these. Farmers feel that agricultural laws have been passed to benefit big businessmen and corporate houses.