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Centre Writes To Farmer Unions Inviting Them For Next Round Of Talks, Asks Them To Choose Date

New Delhi: The federal government on Sunday requested protesting farmer unions to specify their issues over its earlier proposal of amendments within the new agri legal guidelines and select a handy date for the following spherical of talks in order that the continuing agitation may finish on the earliest.

In a letter to 40 union leaders, Union Agriculture Ministry Joint Secretary Vivek Aggarwal stated the Centre is making all efforts with “an open heart” to search out an applicable answer to resolve all of the issues raised by farmers.

Earlier 5 rounds of talks between the federal government and the unions have failed to interrupt the impasse with the farmers insisting on repeal of the three legal guidelines and tenting at varied border factors of Delhi for over three weeks now.

Aggarwal stated that in its draft proposal despatched on December 9, the federal government had proposed to make needed amendments on at the very least seven points, together with offering a “written assurance” to the farmers that the prevailing minimal help worth (MSP) system would proceed.

However the unions had rejected the proposal in an electronic mail despatched by Krantikari Kisan Union state president Darshan Pal on December 16.

Within the newest letter which was additionally despatched to Pal, Aggarwal stated the farmer unions’ response to the federal government’s draft proposal was “very brief”.

It doesn’t specify the rationale for rejecting the draft proposal. “It is not clear if the views are yours (Pal) or of all unions,” he stated within the letter in Hindi.

Aggarwal requested that the union leaders who’ve been in talks with the federal government present particulars of their remaining issues and doubts over its draft proposal, and “suggest a date as per convenience for the next round of talks”.

The federal government intends to convene the following assembly at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi for resolving the problem in order that the continuing protests finish on the earliest, he added.

The letter additionally talked about that the federal government held conferences with a number of different farmers’ organisations and sought their options on the matter.

Earlier within the day, Dwelling Minister Amit Shah stated it’s probably that Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will in a day or two meet the union leaders.

Hundreds of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, UP and another states are protesting in opposition to the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Worth Assurance and Farm Companies Act, Farmers Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act.

Enacted in September, the three farm legal guidelines have been projected by the central authorities as main reforms within the agriculture sector that may take away the middlemen and permit farmers to promote anyplace within the nation.

Nevertheless, the protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the best way for eliminating the security cushion of Minimal Help Worth and dispose of the mandi system, leaving them on the mercy of massive corporates.


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