The Centre on Tuesday stated it has actually welcomed farmer unions from Punjab for the 2nd round of ministerial talks on December 3 to fix distinctions over the new agriculture laws.
The conference follows farmer leaders laid a condition for another main ministerial conference while calling off their ‘rail roko’ agitation in Punjab on Monday and raised the almost two-month-long blockade, permitting resumption of only items trains.
Speaking With PTI, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey stated, “We have actually called the agents of over 30 farmer organisations for the 2nd round of conversation on December 3 at Vigyan Bhawan at 11 am”.
The secretary has actually sent out the invite to the farmer bodies on behalf of Union Farming Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Food Minister Piyush Goyal is likewise anticipated to be present in the conference.
Authorities from food and farming departments of the Punjab federal government have actually likewise been welcomed for the talks.
The preliminary of talks was hung on November 13, but it remained inconclusive, with both sides adhering to their ground.
Punjab farmers have actually been requiring the repeal of the brand-new farm laws and change them with another set of laws framed after broader assessment with stakeholders. They likewise required an assurance on the MSP front, as they declared that these brand-new laws may lead to the end of minimum support prices (MSP) procurement, which the Centre has actually rejected.
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When inquired about their need on MSP, the secretary stated, “Earlier laws too did not have any reference of MSP. Even the brand-new agri-laws do not discuss it. MSP is pointed out just in the National Food Security Act (NFSA) which has actually not been altered. Till Public Circulation System (PDS) exists, MSP will continue.”
The Prime Minister has actually likewise mentioned this and even the Union Farming Minister has actually stated in Parliament that MSP will continue, he included.
” We have actually described in information to farmer unions about this problem. Ideally, we will fix the problem with them at the December 3 conference,” he stated.