5th round of talks between Central Government and representatives of farmers concludes
The 5th round of talks between Centre and representatives of farmers concluded on Saturday.The next and 6th round of meetings on 9th of December. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has reassured the farmers’ Unions that the system of Minimum Support Price, MSP will continue and there is no threat to it. He said, it is baseless to create doubt over this. He said that the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, APMC Act is related to the State and neither it is the intention of the government to affect the mandis in the States, nor are they affected by the law. He said, the Central government is ready to do anything in its power to further strengthen APMC Act and if anyone has any misconception regarding APMCs, then it is absolutely ready to resolve it. He further said during the meeting, they have requested the farmers’ Unions to send elderly and children back home in wake of Covid-19 situation and cold weather conditions.