A government letter sent to 40 farmers’ organizations states that the government is committed to resolving the issues with a clear intention and an open mind. Meanwhile, 11 other farmer organizations have given their support to agrarian reform laws.
New Delhi: The government has invited farmers’ organizations protesting against agrarian reform laws for talks on 30 December.
In a letter sent to 40 farmer organizations Monday, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal said that the government is committed to resolving the issues with a clear intention and an open mind.
He said that the government is set to discuss three agrarian reform laws and procurement of crops at the minimum support price (MSP).
Earlier, the government had asked the farmers’ organizations to choose the time and place of the talks. Farmers’ organizations had proposed to negotiate with the government on 29 December.
Meanwhile, 11 farmer organizations of the country met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday and expressed their support and confidence in the new agrarian reform laws.
In the letters submitted by the organizations, it is said that these agrarian reform laws are going to bring about a positive change in the direction of the farmers and the agriculture sector and the government should not take them back under any circumstances.