The farmers’ agitation against the three agricultural laws is still going on. Meanwhile, Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait has said that farmers have not been doing this agitation for 8 months to follow the orders of the government. Talking to the media, the farmer leader said that ‘Agriculture laws have not been withdrawn yet and they are asking us to end the protest. Farmers are not agitating for the last 8 months to follow the orders of the government. If they want to talk, they can. But they should not impose any condition.
Let us tell you that earlier Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had appealed to the protesting farmers to end their agitation on Thursday. He had said that ‘I want to appeal to the agitating farmers to end their protest and hold talks. The government is ready to hold talks. The Agriculture Minister said that the procurement system on Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) and Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue and it will be further strengthened. Tomar’s statement comes at a time when farmers’ organizations have decided to intensify their protest during the monsoon session of Parliament.
The Agriculture Minister has further said that ‘there was an apprehension that the MSP would be scrapped. However, ever since the farmers’ protests started, the procurement of pulses and oilseeds along with food grains has increased. The Agriculture Minister said that the continuous efforts of the government are aimed at making farmers prosperous by increasing their income. Tomar said that ‘Agriculture Act is a big step in this direction. I believe that farmer organizations should understand their benefits in time. The whole country is understanding the benefits of these laws.
The minister said that he has told the protesting farmers’ organizations several times that the government is ready to discuss other proposals instead of repealing the laws. is. The Modi government has always respected farmers. Tomar made it clear that after the cabinet’s decision on APMC, farmer organizations should have confidence that APMCs will not end. There is no such provision in the laws (to abolish the APMC), he said. APMCs are established under the laws of the state.