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Government to hold the seventh round of talks with farmers’ unions today: key points | India News

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NEW DELHI: The central government will hold the next round of talks on Monday with the leaders of farmers’ unions who have been holding protests at different borders in Delhi for more than a month against the three farm laws.
This will be the seventh round of talks between the two parties.
The Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Kailash Choudhary, has expressed the hope that a solution will be found in the talks and that the agitation against three agricultural laws can also end.
These are the highlights:
* The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) working group, which is a body that brings together agitators farmers, said that the success of today’s talks between the Center and protesting farmers will depend on ” entirely of the repeal of the three agricultural laws “. .
* Farmers have said that all three farm laws can be repealed by ordinance, which is not time consuming or complicated. They suggested that the ordinance, if enacted, could well be superseded by repeal laws during the session of Parliament.
* “If the Narendra Modi government has the will, it is a matter of just one or two days,” the AIKSCC said in a statement Sunday, while noting that the “government’s search for an alternative remedy is a sure recipe for the failure”. .
* On the issue of the legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP) mechanism, it is known that farmers’ leaders have discussed the 2018 private members bill presented in the Lok Sabha by then-MP Raju Shetti of Swabhimani Paksha as a calculator ready to carry out the negotiations.
* Farmers said it would save the long process of forming a committee, which the unions had already rejected.
* Farmers have continued their protest amid waterlogging in places of turmoil due to the rains that began on Saturday night. Farmers agitating against the Center’s farm laws have stood firm on Delhi’s borders for the past 39 days.
* Amid the ongoing cold snap in North India, farmers agitating against the Center’s agricultural laws stood firm on the borders of the national capital and continued their protest for the past 39 days.
* So far, there have been six rounds of talks between the central government and the farmers’ unions. However, the talks failed to end the stalemate on repealing the three farm laws.
* On December 30, a consensus was reached on two of the four issues: burning stubble and safeguarding energy subsidies. However, the stalemate continued in relation to the two main lawsuits, the MSP legal guarantee and the complete reversal of the three agricultural laws.
Why are farmers protesting?
Concerned that farm laws would weaken the MSP and mandi systems and leave farmers at the mercy of large corporations, farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital for more than a month against the Trade in Agricultural Products and the Trade (Promotion and Facilitation), 2020, the Farmers Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Guarantee and Agricultural Services, 2020, and the Essential Products (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Maintaining that the apprehensions are out of place, the government ruled out repealing the laws and asked peasant leaders to hold a discussion on clause by clause of the laws.
(With inputs from agencies)

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