The fourth round of talks between the government and farmers’ representatives over the three farm bills were held today and now the next round will be held on December 5 as today deliberations apparently remained inconclusive.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister Piyush Goyal represented the Centre at the meeting. Mr. Tomar said the center is constantly discussing the issues with the farmers and hoped for a positive outcome . He said talks were held in a cordial atmopsphere and farmers’s representatves raised a slew of issues and the next round is saturday.
The fourth round of talks today was attended by 40 representatives of 32 farmer unions. After talks, Mr. Tomar urged the agitating farmers to withdraw stir.
The third round of talks between the Centre and farmers had also remained inconclusive on Tuesday.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has emphasized that the Government is fully committed to the welfare of farmers and the development of agriculture is always the top priority for the Modi government. He reiterated that the new Farm Reform Acts which have been brought in are in the interest of farmers. Mr. Tomar said they have been brought after a long wait. He urged farmers not to resort to protest as it affects common citizens.
Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson, Bharatiya Kisan Union, after today’s meeting with a central government told the media The -government has given indications over MSP. It seems that the stand over MSP will be fine. The talks have made little progress.
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Farmers’ talk with Govt. stuck in a logjam