Three Union Ministers, who were holding a sixth round of talks with the protesting farm leaders on Wednesday, said that the demand for harming the livelihoods of farmers who cultivate the three agricultural laws will be rejected. The Center, however, proposed to constitute a committee to examine the new agricultural laws.
Senior farmer representatives present in the talks said that Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also discussed the possibility of a law on guaranteeing minimum prices of agricultural prices.
The ministers shared a meal with the farmers during the lunch break following the first round of talks, presenting a picture of Bonomi amidst tight talks.
In the first round of talks earlier today, which took place after lunch, farmers raised their core issue of abolishing recent reform-reform laws.
Amid the clutch of their demands, the farmers have also demanded the enactment of a law, the minimum price known as the minimum support price by the union.
Joginder Singh Ugran, leader of a faction of the Indian Farmers Union, said, “The ministers did not say anything on this, but they wanted to discuss the demand for enactment of the MSP.”
In the second round of talks, which were at the time of filing this report, the government said that a committee could be formed to examine the three laws.
A government official also explained the pros and cons of a law on MSP. The government argued that a law making the MSP mandatory even for private traders could essentially ban the sale of any agricultural product below state-fixed prices, causing chaos in the markets.
Tomar said that private traders cannot buy at MSP rates if doing so would not be profitable for them.
Further discussion continues.
The three agricultural laws passed in September essentially change the way India’s farmers do business by creating free markets, as opposed to a decades-old, network of government markets, allowing traders to stock up on essential commodities for future sales. And a national framework for the contract. farming.
Together, the laws will allow large corporations and global supermarket chains to buy directly from farmers, bypassing decades-old regulations.
Farmers say the reforms will enable large corporations to fix prices and exploit them.
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