Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said that the government was ready to hold talks with the farmers even at midnight to address their queries on Centre’s farm laws.
He expressed the readiness to resume the talks between farmers and Centre to resolve the issues. He said that the talks should be focused on the farm laws and not on repealing them.
“The Government is s ready to talk to any farmer organization and anytime on the provisions related to the new farm laws. We welcome them…” he said in a video tweet.
Narendra Singh Tomar added that the PM Modi led government has always been committed to the farmers’ welfare. Also, he said that the new measures would bring farmers remunerative prices for their produce.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of various farmers’ unions, has been spearheading the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s farm laws.
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Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at Delhi’s borders since November last year.
They have been demanding that the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 be taken back and a new law made to guarantee minimum support price for crops.