Centre seeks names of farmer leaders for MSP panel; SKM to decide at next meeting

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 30, 2021 8:31 pm -- Updated:November 30, 2021 8:31 pm

The Central Government has sought five names from the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to constitute a committee for discussion on the MSP and other issues, said farmer leader Darshan Pal said on Tuesday.

On November 29, both Houses of Parliament passed a Bill to repeal the three contentious farm laws against which farmers have been protesting for a year.

Farmer leader Darshan Pal was a founding member of Maoist group PDFI Farmer leader Darshan Pal.

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“The Central Government on Tuesday asked for five names from the SKM for the committee that will deliberate on the issue of MSP for crops. We have not yet decided on the names. We will decide this in our December 4 meeting,” said farmer leader Darshan Pal.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that a committee would be formed to take decisions on the subjects of promoting zero budgeting-based agriculture, changing crop patterns as per the changing needs of the country, and making MSP more effective and transparent.

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He made the announcement during his address to the nation in which he also stated that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws.

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