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Farmers’ Protest: Government Agrees To Some Demands On MSP, Strengthening of APMCs

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government is ready to strengthen the mandis. He also said that procurement arrangements will continue at the minimum support price (MSP).

 

New Delhi | The government is constantly trying to convince the agitating farmers. On Thursday, another round of talks took place between the leaders of the farmers’ organizations and the government. After an 8-hour long meeting, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that a number of issues have been agreed upon. The government is ready to address the concerns of farmers. The solution is expected in the next meeting. Meanwhile, the government has agreed to some demands of the farmers.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government is ready to strengthen the mandis. Issues like creating a similar environment with the proposed private markets, giving farmers the freedom to go to higher courts for dispute resolution are also ready for consideration. He also said that procurement arrangements will continue at the minimum support price (MSP).

– Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said after meeting with the farmers that the government is ready to extend the scope and jurisdiction of dispute resolution beyond SDM level.

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– The government will consider ensuring equal opportunities for APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) mandis and private mandis to be formed under the new laws.

– Under the new laws, the APMC is also ready to make provisions for registration of businessmen working outside the mandis.

– Government is ready to consider the concern of farmers in the context of weakening of mandis due to new laws.

– The government is also ready to look into the farmers’ concerns related to the ordinance on stubble burning and electricity related legislation.

– The government is committed to continue the procurement process at minimum support price (MSP), improve and expand it.

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