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Punjab farmers’ meeting with Centre ends with no outcome

By Rajan Nath -- November 13, 2020 6:33 pm -- Updated:November 13, 2020 8:00 pm

Farmers Meeting with Centre amid Farmers Protest: Punjab farmers met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash to discuss farm laws 2020 at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

There meeting ended with no outcome and hence, the Punjab farmers said that the protest against the farm laws 2020 would continue.

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The Central government has assured the farmers organisations of another meeting.

Farmers Meeting with Centre amid Farmers Protest: Punjab farmers met Central govt to discuss farm laws 2020 at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, the Punjab farmers that the Centre had no answers to their questions.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, "In the meeting, it became clear that their demands and govt's position are far from a point of reconciliation and can't be resolved immediately. I'm thankful that they came and I have requested them for more such discussions."

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Farmers Meeting with Centre amid Farmers Protest: Punjab farmers met Central govt to discuss farm laws 2020 at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi.

As per the report, farmers kept their demands before the Centre, including revocation of the three Acts, the restoration of rail services in Punjab and withdrawal of the strict laws for burning ‘parali’, which include a jail term and Rs 1 crore fine.

Farmers Meeting with Centre amid Farmers Protest: Punjab farmers met Central govt to discuss farm laws 2020 at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi.

Now, the farmers will take the further decision after a meeting which is scheduled to be held on November 18.

The ‘anti-farmer laws’ 2020 — the Farmers” Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 — were enacted recently after President Ram Nath Kovind gave consent to them.

-PTC News

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