Centre States Will Hold Talks With Punjab Farmers Again as Meet to Deal With Rail Blockade Stays Inconclusive
Union Farming Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday stated the Centre will hold another round of discussion with Punjab farmers opposing against new farm laws in the middle of differences on specific problems. He likewise stated that train services will resume after the state federal government and protesting farmer unions ensure the security of the tracks.
However, according to sources, the conference in between farmers’ unions and the federal government to resolve the continuous rail traffic disruption and blockade in Punjab ended inconclusively, with both sides adhering to their ground.
Tomar and Union Food, Commerce and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal held a day-long conference with agents of different farmer unions at Vigyan Bhawan here. This meeting comes a month after the union farming secretary’s discussion with Punjab farmers in the nationwide capital remained inconclusive. Farmer bodies had staged a go out demanding ministerial-level talks.
It also comes ahead of another protest being planned under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) in Delhi on November 26 and 27 versus the three brand-new farm laws enacted by the main government “We went over for long hours. The conversation was kept in a cordial atmosphere. But there were differences on the federal government’s view on their (farmers) concerns. But we have actually told (them) that this conversation will continue,” Tomar told press reporters. He said, nevertheless, Punjab farmers have actually been assured the new farm laws will not have any impact on MSP procurement and mandi system.
” APMC mandi will exist in Punjab and MSP purchasing will continue there,” he stated adding that procurement of paddy in this kharif season in Punjab has actually been substantial. Asserting that the Centre is dedicated towards MSP buying, Tomar stated it has obtained about 273.35 lakh tonnes of paddy at minimum support rate (MSP) so far in this kharif season, out of which Punjab alone has actually contributed 192.04 lakh tonnes.
On train motion to Punjab, Tomar said, “The trains minister in the meeting stated that trains will resume after the state government guarantees security of the tracks. Punjab government and farmers need to believe over this problem.” The Modi government had on October 24 suspended the motion of freight trains to Punjab pointing out the blockade.
In a different statement, the farming ministry stated, “The talks were held in a cordial atmosphere and both sides accepted continue to hold further discussions.”
Briefing about the reforms made in the agri sector to empower the farmers, Tomar in the meeting stressed that agriculture is always a leading concern for the federal government to improve rural economy.
” The new farm laws would not just provide freedom of option to the farmers to offer their produce at profitable cost however likewise safeguard the interest of farmers,” he said. Tomar likewise discussed that the Centre is taking several measures for the welfare of farmers with a specific focus on ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India).
However, sources said that in spite of a day-long conversation, the central government might not reach an accord as Punjab farmers insisted on their core demand that was to reverse the acts and provide statutory backing to MSP purchase.
” The meeting remained inconclusive and the ministers after hearing our side said they would again fulfill soon to solve the problem,” Bhartiya Kisan Manch president Jathedar Boota Singh Shadipur informed.
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