“Most of the farmers and experts are in favour of farm laws. After the Supreme Court’s order, the laws can’t be implemented,” Narendra Tomar said.
Most farmers are in favour of the farm laws and the government will hold the next round of discussion on this on Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said on Sunday. Amid a 53-day protest by farmers at the borders of Delhi, he farm laws were put on hold by the Supreme Court earlier this week. The apex court, saying that it was “extremely disappointed” by the government’s handling of the crisis, also formed a committee of agricultural experts to deal with the issue, which has, however, been rejected by the farmers.
“Most of the farmers and experts are in favour of farm laws. After the Supreme Court’s order, the laws can’t be implemented,” Narendra Tomar said, according to news agency ANI.
“Now we expect that the farmers discuss the laws clause-wise on January 19 and tell the government what they want other than the repeal of the laws,” Mr Tomar added.
The union minister said the government had sent a proposal to the farmers “in which we agreed to address their apprehensions regarding mandis, traders’ registration and other things”.
“The government had also agreed to discuss the laws on stubble burning and electricity “but the farmers’ unions only want repeal of the laws,” Mr Tomar added.
The Supreme Court, in an earlier hearing before staying the implementation of laws, had said the government’s negotiations with farmers will remain ineffective.
However, the farmers have rejected the committee formed by SC to resolve the issue, saying their members were already in favour of farm laws and accused the government of engineering the issue.
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