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Centre invites farmer leaders for talks in New Delhi.
KMSC is one of the 32 Punjab farmers’ bodies invited for talks with the Centre
Punjab-based farmers’ body Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) on Tuesday refused to participate in a meeting called by the Centre over the farm laws, demanding that representatives of all farmer unions be invited for talks.
Centre has invited farmers for talks with high level ministerial committee today. In a letter addressed to the protesting farmers, Secretary, Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare Ministry, Sanjay Agarwal invited farmer leaders for talks at 3 PM at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that farmer leaders present in the first round of talks have been invited for the dialogue. The invitation came after consultations among senior BJP leaders over ways to reach farmers’ leaders in order to end the stalemate. Farmers’ organisations are agitating against the new farm laws.
Home Minister Amit Shah has urged protesting farmers to move to Nirankari Samagam ground in Burari area of Delhi, the site earmarked for their protest.
Narendra Modi government has taken several measures with an aim to transform agriculture sector in the country and raise farmers’ income. The government has recently implemented new farm Acts in this direction which include Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020.
The key objective of Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act of 2020 prime objective is to eliminate middlemen who pocketed most of the farmers’ productive incomes. It also aims at ending the monopoly of buyers’ cartels that fleeced farmers’ income in the mandis. Through the path breaking historic reforms, the farmers in the country have been for the first time, given the freedom to sell their produce wherever they could demand a better price. Farmers can now even sell their produce at the farm gate, factory premises, warehouses, silos or cold storages.
The three crucial farmer-oriented and progressive legislations allow farmers to trade their produce online. It also facilitates setting up of electronic trading platforms by farmers’ organizations and private companies. Above all, the new legislations do not change the existing system of MSP and Mandis in any way, leaving the prerogative of choice solely on the farmers
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will meet leaders of 32 farmer unions at 3 pm today 1 at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.