On a day when protests towards the Centre’s three agricultural legal guidelines entered day 28, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday but once more expressed hope for an answer, reiterating that the federal government was prepared for a dialogue at a time and date as per “convenience” of the farmers’ unions.
“Through various schemes, we will fill all gaps in agriculture sector, which will benefit farmers and ensure that they get the right price…Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw that the work related to farming and agriculture wasn’t affected,” information company ANI quoted Tomar as saying. “I would also like to thank banks, as they brought more than 1 crore farmers under Kisan Credit cover during the pandemic gave farmers Rs 1 lakh crore in the last eight months. We’ve undertaken some reforms and will bring in future,” he added.
Tomar additional stated, “I’m hopeful that farmers’ unions will discuss our request. Whatever they want to add and subtract from the government’s proposal, they should tell us. We’re ready for a discussion at the time and date of their convenience. I’m hopeful for a solution,” Tomar additional stated.
The Union agriculture minister was referring to a proposal despatched by the Centre to the farmers’ unions on Sunday, by which it provided to carry the sixth spherical of talks at a date and time of the unions’ selecting. Total 5 rounds of talks, together with one every on December 1, three and 5, have failed to interrupt the impasse between the 2 sides. While the Centre is agency that the legal guidelines received’t be scrapped and has as an alternative proposed amendments, the unions are adamant on a complete repeal.
The farmers’ unions are scheduled to fulfill on Wednesday and take a name on the federal government’s proposal.