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Resume talks with protesting farmers, Vij urges Tomar | India News


CHANDIGARH: Haryana Interior Minister Anil Vij has written to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Sing Tomar, urging him to resume talks with farmers protesting the Center’s agricultural laws as fear of the coronavirus spread. looms over everything.
Maintaining that an increase in coronavirus cases is being observed across the country and that the situation is also “getting worse” in Haryana, Vij said he is concerned about farmers protesting at the state borders with Delhi.
“Every effort is being made to control the crown situation in Haryana, but my concern concerns thousands of agitated farmers who are sitting on the borders of Haryana and I have to save them from the crown,” said the minister.
“There is also concern that because of them the disease will not spread to the rest of the state,” Vij wrote in his letter, dated April 9.
He also mentioned that being in shake mode, farmers cannot follow all Covid-related guidelines.
The Center has made many efforts to solve farmers’ problems and has held multiple rounds of conversations with them “but for some reasons, the solution is yet to come,” he said.
“A situation of uncertainty prevails since it has not been spoken for a long time. I think a problem can be solved through dialogue, ”he said. “Therefore, I ask you to resume the talks so that the problem is resolved and the protest ends,” Vij said in his letter in Hindi.
A few days ago, Vij had said that he would write to the Union agriculture minister to resume talks.
In his letter, he also mentioned that, based on the infection figures, it seems that the fight against the pandemic will last a long time and for this the cooperation of all sectors of society is necessary.
Haryana has seen an increase in Covid cases in recent days, prompting the government to close schools for students in classes until April 8-30.
Meanwhile, thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at three Delhi border points: Singhu, Tikri (along Haryana) and Ghazipur, demanding the repeal of all three. farm laws enacted by the Center in September of last year.
The Center says the new farm laws will free farmers from middlemen, giving them more options to sell their crops.
The protesting farmers, however, say the laws will weaken the minimum support price (MSP) system and leave them at the mercy of large corporations.

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