The farmers’ protest against agricultural laws entered the 14th day on Wednesday. To end the agitation and resolve the farmers’ issues, five rounds of talks have been held between the government and the representatives of the farmers, but so far no result has been achieved. Meanwhile, the government has sent a proposal to the farmers, in which it has been said that what changes have been proposed that can be made in the new farm laws.
What are the things mentioned in the proposal?
Several things have been mentioned in the proposals sent by the government to the farmers which mainly mention the minimum support price (MSP). Apart from this, the government has included pointers including contract farming, farmers’ convenience in the mandi system and some taxes on private players.
These things found a place in the government proposal:
– At present, the farmer does not have the right to approach the court in the contract farming law, in which case the government can amend it to include the right to go to court.
– Private players can presently work with the help of PAN card, but farmers brought up the registration system. The government can accept this condition.
– Apart from this, the government also seems to agree to some tax on private players.
– According to farmer leaders, Amit Shah has talked about some changes in the MSP system and the mandi system according to the convenience of the farmers.
Meanwhile, farmer leaders held their informal discussions at the Singhu border on the Delhi-Ambala route while awaiting the arrival of representatives of other farmer unions for the formal meeting fixed for noon.
The meeting was called after Tuesday night`s meeting between a delegation of 13 farmer leaders with Union Home Minister Amit Shah remained inconclusive.
Over 32 farmer organisations under the banner of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha were to meet at noon at the Singhu border to discuss their major demands and the future action plan.
Thousands of farmers are protesting on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and UP since November 26 against three contentious farm laws enacted in September. As five rounds of government-farmer talks remained inconclusive.