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Farm Laws Protest: Centre Calls Punjab Farmers For 2nd Round Of Talks On December 3

1st spherical of talks between farmers and Centre was held on Nov 13, however remained inconclusive

New Delhi:

The Centre on Tuesday stated it has invited farmer unions from Punjab for the second spherical of ministerial talks on December 3 to resolve variations over the brand new agriculture legal guidelines.

The assembly comes after farmer leaders laid a situation for one more central ministerial assembly whereas calling off their ‘rail roko’ agitation in Punjab on Monday and lifted the almost two-month-long blockade, permitting resumption of solely items trains.

Speaking to information company Press Trust of India, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey stated, “We have called the representatives of over 30 farmer organisations for the second round of discussion on December 3 at Vigyan Bhawan at 11 am”.

The secretary has despatched the invitation to the farmer our bodies on behalf of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Food Minister Piyush Goyal can be anticipated to be current within the assembly.

Officials from meals and agriculture departments of the Punjab authorities have additionally been invited for the talks.

The first spherical of talks was held on November 13, but it surely remained inconclusive, with each side sticking to their floor.


Punjab farmers have been demanding the repeal of the brand new farm legal guidelines and change them with one other set of legal guidelines framed after wider session with stakeholders. They additionally demanded a assure on the MSP entrance, as they claimed that these new legal guidelines might result in the top of minimal help costs (MSP) procurement, which the Centre has denied.

When requested about their demand on MSP, the secretary stated, “Earlier laws too did not have any mention of MSP. Even the new agri-laws do not mention it. MSP is mentioned only in the National Food Security Act (NFSA) which has not been changed. Till Public Distribution System (PDS) is there, MSP will continue”.

The Prime Minister has additionally acknowledged this and even the Union Agriculture Minister has stated in Parliament that MSP will proceed, he added.

“We have explained in detail to farmer unions about this issue. Hopefully, we will resolve the issue with them at the December 3 meeting,” he famous.

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