Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday mentioned that the federal government is holding discussions with farmers with an open thoughts and holds no ego after the second spherical of discussions ended between the farmer teams and the union ministers.
Tomar additionally mentioned that farmers are primarily involved with the impression the legal guidelines would have on the Agricultural Produce Market Committee mandis. He mentioned that the federal government is contemplating strengthening the APMC and considering levying an equal quantity of tax for personal mandis outdoors the purview of APMC in addition to for APMC presently working below the ambit of the APMC Act.
Tomar informed ANI, “Some factors have been raised in earlier conferences & at present’s meet. Farmer unions are primarily involved about these. The Authorities has no ego, it was discussing with farmers with an open thoughts. Farmers are involved that the brand new legal guidelines will finish APMCs.”
He additional mentioned, “The federal government will ponder seeing that APMC is additional strengthened and its utilization will increase. New legal guidelines lay down provision for pvt mandis outdoors purview of APMC. So, we’ll additionally ponder having an equal tax for pvt in addition to mandis below APMC Act.”
Tomar additionally mentioned that farmers can increase their points with courts in case of disputes arising from the passage of those new farm legal guidelines. He mentioned, “Within the new Act, it has been offered that farmers can take their grievances to SDM court docket. Farmers’ Unions really feel that SDM court docket is a decrease court docket and they need to be allowed to go to court docket. Authorities will contemplate this demand.”
Farmers’ teams, nevertheless, didn’t relent and mentioned that emphasis nonetheless lies on repealing the brand new legal guidelines and the farmers will proceed to lift their voices till the Centre decides to fully roll again the just lately handed farm legal guidelines.
Farmer chief Baldev Singh Sirsa informed ANI that farmers are not looking for amendments and stay agency on the demand that the brand new legal guidelines be repealed. Sirsa additionally mentioned that the federal government needed to admit that there are drawbacks within the just lately handed legal guidelines.
He mentioned, “We listed all drawbacks earlier than the federal government, they needed to admit that there are drawbacks & they’ll make amendments. We mentioned we don’t need amendments however withdrawal of legal guidelines. We additionally demanded that MSP be applied for sure and legislation ought to be made for it.”
Harjinder Singh Tanda of the Azaad Kisan Sangharsh Committee mentioned that the farmers are hopeful that the federal government will take motion. Tanda mentioned that farmers’ teams will proceed to pressurise the federal government and ask them to repeal the legal guidelines.
Tanda informed ANI, “We’re hopeful. The legal guidelines are incorrect. Within the subsequent assembly, we are going to put stress on the federal government. They should say that they may take again the legal guidelines. For my part, it is going to be finalised throughout the assembly day after tomorrow.”
The farmers’ group and the federal government will once more maintain one other spherical of discussions on December 5. Farmers are protesting for greater than per week towards the three payments – Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Value Assurance and Farm Providers Invoice; the Farmers Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Invoice; and the Important Commodities (Modification) Invoice. They concern their incomes shall be at risk as non-public gamers can enter the market. Additionally they concern that as APMCs shall be impacted affecting the procurement of yields below the minimal help value system.