1. News

Kisan Andolan Day 24: Tomar Says Informal Talks On, Hopeful to Reach Solution before New Year

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Narendra Singh Tomar
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

Amid the Intensifying farmer's protest, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said that the government is hopeful of resolving farmers’ agitation against three new farm laws before the new year and is continuing its informal dialogue with various groups to diffuse the crisis. 

Moreover, the government has launched an e-booklet on Friday highlighting the success stories of farmers who have benefited from contract farming after the enactment of these legislations.

As per the new interview with the media, Tomar asserted that the three new farm laws are beneficial for farmers and the government is ready to give a written assurance that the minimum support price (MSP) and mandi system will continue.

However, it's not able to convince the protesting farmers who are firm on their decision to complete scrapping of farm laws, and the farmer's agitation entered into day 25.

On the other hand, the DMK-led opposition in Tamil Nadu started a day-long hunger strike in support of farmers protesting against the three new farm laws passed by the central government.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting in the National Capital for more than three weeks in spite of the chilling cold. Several protesting leaders have threatened to step up their agitation and have said they are prepared to celebrate Republic Day next year with their own tractor rally on Delhi borders.

“He (Tomar) has made fictitious claims that farmers will not lose their land, which is contradicted by the Contract Act, 2020, which provides for farmers’ land to be mortgaged under Section 9 and for recovery of dues from farmers under Section 14.7 as arrears of land revenue for advances taken from the company under Section 14.2 of the Act,” the farmer's committee said. The AIKSCC will issue an “open reply” to Tomar’s letter on Saturday, with point-wise objections on other clauses of the newly-enacted farm laws.

Like this article?

Hey! I am Pronami Chetia. Did you liked this article and have suggestions to improve this article? Mail me your suggestions and feedback.

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters