Dilli Chalo|Farmers ignore Centre’s proposal on farming law modifications
The objecting farmers groups have not officially responded to the Centre’s proposition on modifications to the 3 farm sector laws, 3 days after it was delivered to them. Rather, they said the very same amendments had already been rejected when they were presented by the government during the last round of talks on December 5.
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On Friday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated the Centre was yet to receive a response to its proposal from the farmers, delivered on Tuesday afternoon. Nevertheless, he expressed the hope that the stalemate could be ended quickly.
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” I believe we will find a solution. I am hopeful. I wish to urge the farmer unions that they should break the deadlock. Federal government has sent them a proposition. If there is an objection over the arrangements of an Act, the conversation is held over it,” he informed news company ANI.
Farmers groups stated there was no requirement to send any written response, as they had currently turned down the proposition.
” No, we have actually not sent any letter. These proposals were turned down by us in the December 5 conference itself, when we stated we will not talk about any changes, however requested an easy yes or no response on whether the government is willing to repeal the laws,” stated Krantikari Kisan Union president Darshan Pal. He included that talks could resume on the condition that the Centre installed a proposition to rescind the laws.
The All India Kisan Sabha, associated to the Left parties, stated Mr. Tomar must take responsibility for the interruption of talks. “The Agriculture minister has to explain why the Home Minister Amit Shah disrupted the discussion process and brought once again the proposal of changes which was categorically turned down by the Kisan delegation [during the] December 5 meeting. Tomar needs to take the onus for the interruption of the discussion procedure,” it stated, refuting the Minister’s allegation that farmers had heightened the agitation even while talks were ongoing.
On Thursday, the Info and Broadcasting Ministry provided a detailed 106- page document, setting out the Centre’s reasoning for the 3 controversial farm laws, refuting ‘myths’ surrounding the laws, and defending its record on farmers’ well-being. The document repeated that the three laws would benefit farmers. Some of the significant points consisted of, “MSP will not disappear; APMC mandis will not be closed, farmers land will not be removed and buyers can not make any modifications to farmer land; and contractors can not end contract without complete payment.”
The file likewise laid out the methods which the laws would help the four-pronged method to increase farmers income, including the decline of input expenses, proper costs for fruit and vegetables, minimal harvest and post-harvest losses, and the production of more avenues for earnings generation.
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSSC) stated it would rebut the pamphlet on Saturday, stating it contained “a long list of fictitious and produced claims”.
” On Saturday, we will come out with our own info sheet to expose the Centre’s rhetoric, utilizing the government’s own stats and information,” said an AIKSCC member. “For one easy example, look at the claim that input costs have gone down. That is blatantly wrong, beginning with the increased price of fertiliser.”
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