Govt-Farmer talks: 9th round inconclusive, next dialogue on January 19

New Delhi: The next round of talks between the government and farmers will be held on January 19 as the 9th round of talks became inconclusive.

Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry  Som Prakash participated in the 9th round of talks with the representatives of 41 Farmers’ Unions at Vigyan Bhawan here on Friday.

In the beginning, Tomar greeted the Farmers’ Unions on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and thanked them for keeping the agitation peaceful.

The Agriculture Minister said that in a democracy the government honours the Supreme Court’s directions and once again reiterated that point wise discussion can take place on contentious issues.

He said each State in the country has different circumstances and a lot of farmers across the country support these new farm laws.

He also said that procurement of farmers produce at Minimum Support Price (MSP) has increased during this season and procurement centres have also increased.

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal brought home the points relating to the provisions of the Essential Commodities Amendment Act, 2020 during the discussion. He also elaborated how this Act will benefit the Agriculture sector and farmers.

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