The deadlock between the farmer and the government protesting for the demand for repeal of new agricultural laws is increasing.
The farmers on Wednesday rejected the proposal sent by the government and warned of agitation across the country.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has appealed to the farmers to accept the proposal. He has said that the government is ready to address all the apprehensions of the farmers.
What is the reason for opposition from farmers?
The farmers, who have been protesting for the past several months about the agricultural laws enacted in September, intensified their agitation from last 25 November. He called for a ‘Delhi Chalo’ march against the government.
Farmers fear that laws allowing trade outside the APMC mandis will weaken the mandis and farmers will not even get the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Due to this the people of corporate place will exploit the farmers.
Farmers rejected the government’s proposal on Wednesday
On Wednesday, the government sent a 20-page proposal to the farmers. It talked about continuing the MSP system, making changes in the APMC Act and considering the attachment of agricultural land.
After this in the meeting of farmer leaders in the evening Reject offer It was done. The farmers had said that the movement would continue till the laws were withdrawn.
The farmers had also announced to hold a nationwide protest on 14 December.
Government ready for discussion with an open mind- Tomar
Seeing the farmers’ warning, the Agriculture Minister said, “The government is ready to discuss with the farmers with an open mind. We are ready to talk to the farmers on the provisions that they object to. In such a situation, the farmers should be given the government’s Accepting the offer should come through him for talks. “
“I urge farmer unions to set a date for discussion. We are ready to listen,” he said.
MSP has nothing to do with these laws- Tomar
Agriculture Minister Tomar said, “The Minimum Support Price (MSP) has nothing to do with these laws. These laws do not affect the MSP at all. Prime Minister Modi has also assured that the MSP system with these laws further Will also continue. “
Government wants to liberate farmers from market fetters- Tomar
Agriculture Minister Tomar said that the government wants to liberate the farmers from the fetters of the mandi, so that the farmer can sell his crop outside the mandi at any cost.
He said that the government had sent a proposal to the farmers, but the farmers want to repeal the laws. He wants to make it clear that the government wants to discuss the provisions which the farmers have objected to. These laws will not affect APMC or MSP.
Agricultural laws do not force farmers – Goyal
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, “There were some concerns that farmers would be forced to sell crops in private markets. This is completely wrong. There is no such provision in the laws. Similarly, these laws will not affect APMC. . “
Agriculture Minister gave clarification on the issue of land
Agriculture Minister Tomar said that it is being estimated that the land of the farmers will be given to the industrialists. Contract farming has been in place in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka for a long time, but such a case has not come up yet.
He said that the law included a provision that the laws under this agreement would be only between the produce of the farmers and the processors. There is no provision of lease or agreement on the land.
Farmers warn government to block railway track
After the appeal of the Agriculture Minister, farmers have also warned the government.
Farmer leader Buta Singh said, “We had given an ultimatum of the 10th date that if the Prime Minister did not listen to us and did not repeal the laws then all the dharna would come on the railway track.”
He said, “In today’s meeting, it was decided that now people from all over India will go on the railway track. The Samyukta Kisan Manch will announce its date soon.”
Government should unite and take decision in favor of farmers – Buta Singh
Buta Singh said, “The Prime Minister is speaking something else, the Home Minister something else, the Agriculture Minister something else. Praying that we are united and our elected government should also unite and decide in favor of the farmers.”
He went on to say, “The dharna is still going on in front of toll plazas, malls, Reliance pumps, BJP leaders’ offices and houses in Punjab. Apart from this, all the district collectors of Punjab will be allowed to sit on the ground on 14 December.