Kisan agitation: fourth round of talks today, the government will not make MSP as a part of the law
The new agricultural laws are expected to continue to conflict between the government and farmers. The government has made it clear that it will not mandate procurement on MSP under the new agricultural law. In the fourth round of talks with farmer organizations on Thursday, the government will give concrete assurances of preserving the man and retaining the MSP. However, the peasant organizations have said in two words that they will not withdraw their movement without making MSP a part of the law.
On Wednesday, Home Minister Amit Shah held a lengthy meeting with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal ahead of talks with farmer organizations. In this meeting, proposals were being discussed by the government to persuade the farmers. Sources said that in this negotiation, the government will put forward the option of farmers to continue procurement under MSP and preserve mandis. However, what kind of option it will have not been disclosed.
Tomar said that MSP was never a part of the law
After the meeting, Tomar indicated a new proposal to the MSP and farmers on the mandis. He said that MSP can be ensured even without legislation. After knowing the opinion of the farmers, the government will present its option in this regard. The Agriculture Minister refused to make MSP part of the law. He said that the MSP has never been a part of the law before.
Madhapchi on new proposals
According to a government minister, the main reason for the agitation is the confusion spread over the existence of MSP and Mandis. This is the biggest reason for the deadlock between the government and farmer organizations. The government cannot make MSP part of the law. Now it is getting heated up on how to give confidence to farmer organizations to retain the MSP without including it in the law. Apart from this, the objections of the farmers are also being continuously studied before the talks.
Tomar confident of resolving the dispute soon
The Agriculture Minister hoped to resolve the dispute soon. He said that there are some apprehensions about the MSP and mandis of farmers. We will overcome these fears. MSPs will try to build the confidence of retaining. The Agriculture Minister said that during the tenure of the Modi government, more purchases were made under the MSP than the UPA government. The government does not want to end the Mandi system. It wants to provide a second option for farmers to sell crops in addition to mandis. It is possible to double the income of farmers through this route.
Now Swadeshi Jagran Manch expressed concern
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch, associated with the Sangh Parivar, also raised concern after the displeasure of the allies over the peasant movement. Ashwini Mahajan associated with the forum said that although the law is good, the apprehensions of farmers in the case of MSP should be removed at all costs. There is scope for improvement in the current law. The law can be changed to create trust. He said that it is right to give the right to sell food grains outside the market, but in this big private sector companies can put farmers in trouble.