Farm legal guidelines: Punjab farmer our bodies to speak to Centre

Different protesting Punjab farmer our bodies on Tuesday determined to carry talks with the Centre over the new farm legal guidelines in New Delhi on Wednesday. The resolution to this impact was taken by representatives of a number of farmers’ organisations at a gathering right here.

A seven-member panel has been shaped to carry talks with the Centre, stated Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal whereas addressing the media right here.

“We have decided that representatives of all farmers’ bodies will attend the meeting,” stated Rajewal.

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The leaders included within the panel are Balbir Singh Rajewal, Darshan Pal, Jagjit singh Dalewal, Jagmohan Singh, Kulwant Singh, Surjit Singh and Satnam Singh Sahni.

Earlier on Monday, the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, a farmers’ physique in Punjab, determined to not attend the assembly known as by the Union Agriculture Department on October 14.

The farmers’ organisations, whose agitation in opposition to the legal guidelines has disrupted rail site visitors and severely impacted coal provide to thermal energy crops in Punjab, had final week rejected the Centre’s invitation to take part in a “conference to address their concerns” on October 8.

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Rajewal stated as per the invitation despatched by the secretary of the Union Agriculture Department, the Centre needs to carry talks with them.

“We are going because if we continue to reject the invitation, then they will say we are not ready for any talks. We do not want to give them any excuse. We will go there,” stated Rajewal.

Farmers in Punjab have been demanding that the three legal guidelines handed by Parliament lately be repealed.

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Farmers have expressed apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines will pave a means for the dismantling of the minimal assist worth system, leaving them on the “mercy” of huge corporates.

The authorities, nonetheless, has been saying that the legal guidelines handed by Parliament lately amid a vociferous protest will elevate farmers’ revenue, free them from the clutches of the middlemen and usher in new expertise in farming.

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