Centre invites protesting farmer unions for talks today

The Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar addressing at the launch of the Swachh Sarvekshan (Gramin)- 2017, in New Delhi on August 08, 2017.

The Centre has invited the protesting farmer’ unions for talks today to end the impasse over the three farm laws. This will be the sixth round of talk between the government and farmers to end the deadlock. The Centre has written to the 40 protesting farmers’ unions and invited them for talks.

Apart from the farm laws, discussions will be held on MSP and on legislations related to air quality and the electricity. The government has reiterated that it is  committed to finding a logical solution on all relevant issues raised by the farmers with a clear intention and an open mind. The invite for the resumption of talks came following a proposal made by the farmers’ unions to hold discussion on 29th December.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while flagging off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal, said that his government’s policies are clear and intentions transparent in reforming the agriculture sector. He asserted that the NDA government will continue to work to strengthen farmers and agri sector with full force and dedication.


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