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Talks between Central Government and farmer unions underway in New Delhi

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.

Ahead of talks with members of farmers unions, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has expressed hope that a positive solution will be found in today’s meeting. He told media in New Delhi that the government will discuss all issues in the meeting. 
 
The talks between the Central Government and farmer unions are underway in New Delhi. During the earlier meeting, the Agriculture Minister had assured the farmers’ leaders that the Government is committed to address their issues and both sides need to take steps forward to arrive at an amicable solution. 
 
Mr Tomar had reiterated that MSP and the Mandi system will continue like before. The demand of Farmers’ Unions for an MSP law and the difference between MSP and market rates for agricultural produce will be referred to a committee when it is constituted.  On the Unions’ demand for the repeal of Farm Laws, the Minister had said that this too can be referred to a committee which will study the constitutional validity and propriety keeping in mind the welfare of farmers.

 

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