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[BIG BREAKING] Centre may repeal only one farm act: Sources

By Rajan Nath -- December 06, 2020 4:06 pm -- Updated:December 06, 2020 4:17 pm

Amid farmers protest, the Central government is seriously considering to repeal one of three farm laws 2020, the top sources said on Sunday. The Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal, and Som Prakash on Saturday held a meeting with the farmers at Vigyan Bhawan.

The development comes after a pressure build-up by the farmers who have been protesting at the Delhi borders. However, the sources did not reveal which law could be repealed. Also, the sources said that there could be amendments in the other two farm acts.

Amid farmers protest, the Centre is considering to repeal one of three farm laws 2020, the top sources said on Sunday. Narendra Singh Tomar

The farmers, during yesterday's meeting, asked a direct answer from the Centre, whether they want to repeal the laws or not.

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The meeting was inconclusive and hence the central government had said that "we can have other rounds of meeting to discuss the farm laws 2020.

Meanwhile, it was decided that the meeting would be held on December 9.

Amid farmers protest, the Centre is considering to repeal one of three farm laws 2020, the top sources said on Sunday. Narendra Singh Tomar

Even after yesterday's meeting, the Union Agriculture Minister stated that "We have said that the MSP will continue, there is no threat to it."

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"We don’t intend to affect the mandi in the states, they are not affected by the law either. The Government is ready to do anything in its power to further strengthen APMC. If anyone has any misconception regarding APMCs, then govt is absolutely ready to clarify it,” he had said.

Amid farmers protest, the Centre is considering to repeal one of three farm laws 2020, the top sources said on Sunday. Narendra Singh Tomar

The farmers’ have been agitating against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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