NEW DELHI: As farmers‘ protest in opposition to three new farm legal guidelines continues, union leaders on Wednesday mentioned peasants in some components of the nation are being compelled to promote crops together with paddy under the Minimum Support Price as market charges have fallen and asserted that the agitation will proceed until the federal government agrees to their calls for.
“After new farm legal guidelines had been applied in Uttar Pradesh, costs of crops have fallen by 50 per cent. Crops are being purchased at under MSP. Paddy is being bought at Rs 800 per quintal. We will increase these points within the assembly,” Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Rakesh Tikait mentioned.
Before coming into the venue of the sixth spherical of talks between farmer teams and the federal government, Tikait advised reporters that farmers will proceed their stir if the federal government doesn’t comply with our calls for.
“We is not going to depart Delhi until our calls for are met. We will have fun New yr at borders” he mentioned.
Punjab farmer chief Baldev Singh Sirsa got here for the assembly carrying placards of media studies of fraudulent circumstances reported in Guna and Hosangabad after implementation of the brand new legal guidelines.
“We have no new agenda. The authorities is maligning us by saying farmers will not be coming for talks. So we gave December 29 date for talks. We have given them our clear agenda however the authorities is insisting that legal guidelines are useful for farmers,” Sirsa mentioned.
Showing media studies, he mentioned extra fraudulent circumstances are being reported after the implementation of the brand new legal guidelines and these points shall be raised within the assembly.
The assembly between three union ministers and representatives of 41 farmer teams started at round 2.30 pm at Vigyan Bhawan.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar is heading the federal government aspect, which additionally included Railways, Commerce and Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, who’s an MP from Punjab.
The sixth spherical of talks between the 2 sides is being held after an enormous hole. The fifth spherical of talks was held on December 5.
The protesting farmer unions are sticking to their place that the discussions will solely be on the modalities of repealing the three new agri legal guidelines and giving a authorized assure on the MSP amongst different points.
On Monday, the Centre invited the unions for the following spherical of talks on December 30 on all related points to discover a “logical resolution” with an “open thoughts” to the extended deadlock over the three new agri legal guidelines that had been enacted in September.
But in its letter on Tuesday, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella organisation which represents the farmer unions, mentioned the modalities for repealing the three contentious legal guidelines and a authorized assure on minimal help worth (MSP) have to be a part of the agenda.
The sixth spherical of talks was initially scheduled for December 9 but it surely was known as off after an off-the-cuff assembly of Home Minister Shah with some union leaders failed to achieve any breakthrough.
The authorities had, nonetheless, adopted up Shah’s assembly with a draft proposal despatched to those farmer unions by which it had advised 7-8 amendments to the brand new legal guidelines and written assurance on the MSP procurement system. The authorities has dominated out a repeal of the three agri legal guidelines.
Thousands of farmers, primarily from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting at varied borders of the nationwide capital for greater than a month in opposition to these three new legal guidelines.
The authorities has offered these legal guidelines as main agriculture reforms geared toward serving to farmers and growing their revenue, however the protesting unions concern that the brand new legislations have left them on the mercy of huge corporates by weakening the MSP and mandi programs.