Farmers defer Tractor March, Next meeting of farmers' leaders on Jan 2

By Gitanjali Mangal - December 30, 2020 7:12 pm

The farmers’ agitation for repeal of three agriculture laws introduced by the Union government has entered its 35th day today. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and other states are protesting at various borders in Delhi in the bitter cold and demanding repeal of these laws.

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Amid continuous deadlock between farmers and the Centre over the farm laws 2020, the Centre had invited farmers for a meeting on December 30.

In today’s meeting, Centre has conceded two of major ordinances of agitating farmers. Centre has agreed not to push electricity bill and farmers will be excluded from the proposed environment and pollution control bill.

Farmers Protest in Delhi against the Central Government's Farmers laws 2020

However, the Centre and farmers’ leaders are yet to take a decision on three farm laws. The seventh-round of meeting to discuss the same will be on Jan 4th at 2 pm.

Before the meeting on Jan 4th, the farmers' leaders will hold an internal meeting on Jan 2nd to discuss further.

For now, to maintain the harmony, Farmers' leaders have decided to postpone the Tractor march and wait till Jan 4th. However, the other march will continue and the farmers will protest against the corporates, such as Ambani-Adani.

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The farmers are adamant to get the three laws repealed; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

-PTC News