Uncertainty over next round of talks on Jan 15


    Unpredictability over next round of talks on Jan15

    Uncertainty over next round of talks on Jan 15 In the last round of talks on January 8, both sides concurred to reunite on January 15.( Express File Picture by Gurmeet Singh)

    WITH THE Supreme Court remaining the application of three controversial farm laws and making up a four-member committee to listen to complaints connecting to them, unpredictability focuses on the January 15 meeting between the Centre and representatives of the objecting farmer unions.

    While there is no official word from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Well-being on the conference, a source told The Indian Express, “We will check out the Supreme Court order. Our legal representatives will tell us what we must do next, then just we can inform you about that (next meeting).”

    Another source said that as the apex court has actually made up a committee to listen to the farmers’ complaints, there is no usage of holding parallel discussions.

    A three-member ministerial committee led by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has actually been holding settlements with agents of the farmer unions. Up until now, 8 rounds of talks have actually stayed inconclusive. In the last round of talks on January 8, both sides accepted reunite on January 15.

    On Tuesday, a Bench of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian passed an order staying the three farm laws and constituted the committee, saying that talks between the farmers’ bodies and the Centre have “not yielded any outcome so far”.

    ” Though numerous rounds of negotiations have taken location between the Federal government of India and the farmers’ bodies, no option appears to be in sight,” the Supreme Court observed in its order. “Be that as it may, the settlements between the farmers’ bodies and the Federal government have not yielded any outcome so far. Therefore, we are of the view that the constitution of a committee of professionals in the field of agriculture to work out in between the farmers’ bodies and the Federal government of India may produce a congenial environment and improve the trust and confidence of the farmers.”

    On January 4, the seventh round of talks stayed inconclusive as farmer leaders were determined on their need for repeal of the laws.

    In the December 30 meeting, an agreement had emerged on 2 contentious concerns. The two issues on which the Centre had yielded to the farm unions’ needs were to “decriminalizing” stubble burning by excluding farmers from the ambit of the Commission for the Air Quality Management in National Capital Area and Adjoining Areas Ordinance 2020, and drop those provisions of the draft Electricity Modification Expense, 2020, which are intended to change the existing mode of aid payment to customers.

    Nevertheless, the stalemate continued on 2 other key demands of farmers, consisting of repealing of the three farm laws and legal guarantee of minimum support rate.

    ( the heading, this story has not been released by Important India News staff and is published from a syndicated feed.).


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