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Talks over farm laws remain inconclusive again, next meet on Dec 9

Farm leaders and the government on Saturday held the fifth round of talk, to end the deadlock over the new farm laws, however, the talks remained inconclusive once again. It was decided by all the stake holders that the next meeting will be held on December 9.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 05, 2020 21:46 IST
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5th round of talks between farm leaders, govt underway

Farm leaders and the government on Saturday held the fifth round of talk, to end the deadlock over the new farm laws, however, the talks remained inconclusive once again. It was decided by all the stake holders that the next meeting will be held on December 9. Earlier in the day, ahead of the crucial meeting with protesting farmer organisations, Union ministers, including Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliberate over proposals likely to be made to the agitating groups, sources said on Saturday. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal were also present in the meeting with the prime minister, they said. According to sources, the government has worked out possible solutions to the provisions on which farm leaders have raised objections. It hopes to break the deadlock on Saturday so that the farmers' protest ends at the earliest.

In the previous meeting on Thursday, Tomar had assured 40 farmer union leaders that the government is open to considering ways to strengthen APMC mandis, create a level-playing field with proposed private markets, and provide a provision for approaching higher courts for dispute resolution, while asserting that procurement at minimum support price (MSP) will continue.    

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  • 8:23 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Farmers should keep faith in Modi govt, Centre will consider all aspects: Agriculture Minister

    "Farmers should keep faith in Modi govt that whatever will be done, it will be in their interest. I want to thank Farmers' unions for maintaining the discipline...Since talks couldn't be completed today, we've called for another meeting on 9th December," said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. 

  • 8:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urges farmers to leave agitation, join discussion

    I'd not like to comment on program of Unions. But I'd like to urge farmers & Unions to leave path of agitation & come to path of discussion. Govt has had several rounds of talks with them & is ready for further discussion for a solution, said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Bharat Bandh scheduled for December 8.

  • 7:54 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Don't intent to affect mandis: Agriculture Minister

    We don't intend to affect the mandi in the states, they are not affected by the law either. Govt is ready to do anything in its power to further strengthen APMC. If anyone has any misconception regarding APMCs, then govt is absolutely ready to clarify it, said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

    "We've told farmers that govt will consider all their aspects. It would've been easier for us to find a solution if we get suggestions from farmers' leaders...We request Kisan unions to send elderly and children back home in wake of Covid and cold weather" he said.

  • 7:47 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MSP will continue, there is no threat to it: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    "We have said that the MSP will continue, there is no threat to it. It is baseless to doubt this. Still, if someone is suspicious then the government is ready to resolve it" Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

     

  • 7:08 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    5th round of talks over farm laws end without any conclusion, next meet on Dec 9

    The 5th round of talks between Centre and farmers over farm laws remained inconclusive once again as farmers went on 'maun vrat', wanting answers to their demands in yes or no from the government. However, it was decided at the meeting that the next round of talks between farmer leaders and central government will be held on December 9, on the request of all stakeholders.

    Earlier, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, "We can meet the day after tomorrow for another round of meeting," but it was decided that next round of talks will be held on December 9 (Wednesday).

  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requests farmer leaders present in the meeting over Farm laws

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requests the farmer leaders present in the meeting over Farm laws. He said, "I appeal to all of you to kindly ask senior citizens and children, at the protest site, to go home."

  • 6:15 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Farmers from Bilaspur, Uttarakhand reach Ghazipur border

    Farmers from Bilaspur, Uttarakhand reach the Ghazipur border (UP-Delhi border) and join protesting farmers stationed at Delhi-Meerut Expressway. 

  • 6:10 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Diljit Singh Dosanjh addresses protesting farmers at Singhu border

    Singer and actor Diljit Singh Dosanjh addressed protesting farmers at the Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border). "We have only one request to Centre..please fulfill the demands of our farmers. Everyone is sitting here peacefully and the entire country is with farmers," he says. 

  • 5:28 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    If Canada's Parliament can discuss farmers' issue why can't India

    Kulwant Singh Sandhu, General Secretary, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, Punjab who is attending 5th round of talks in Delhi said, "MPs had raised the issue in Canada's parliament, then Canadian PM wrote a letter to Indian government. If Canada's parliament can discuss the issue, why can't our parliament do it."

  • 4:54 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    NRIs too supporting our protest, says farmers

    Speaking during meeting with the Centre on farm laws, farmers told the government that the protests are not just taking place in Punjab and Delhi. They said even NRIs from other countries, Canadian PM have also raised concern. 

  • 4:51 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt understands sentiments of Punjab, ready to address their concerns, says Union Minister

    As Centre-farmers' talks underway in Delhi, Union Minister Som Parkash has told farmer leaders that govt understands sentiments of Punjab and is ready to address their concerns, PTI has reported.

  • 4:32 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Centre's written proposal to farmers as 5th round of talks underway in Delhi

    As the 5th round of talks between the Centre and farmers is underway, the government has given a written proposal to the protesting farmers. The Centre has indicated that it may consider to amend the laws. 

  • 4:18 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Farmer leaders have their own food carried to Vigyan Bhavan

    Farmer leaders, present at the fifth round of talks with the Central Government, have food that they had carried to the venue. 

  • 3:49 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Want to know what government has decided on farmers' demand: Farmers body

    During the fifth round of talks with the Central Government, at Vigyan Bhavan, farmers said that they need a solution/commitment. They said that they don’t want further discussion and want to know what has the government decided on the farmers' demand.

  • 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Fifth round of meet between farmers and government begins

    New Delhi: Fifth round of meeting between farmers' representatives and the Central government begins at Vigyan Bhawan

     

  • 2:24 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Talks between farmers, govt begins

    5th round of talks between farm leaders, govt has begun at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan

  • 2:06 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Narendra Singh Tomar reaches Vigyan Bhawan

    Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reaches Vigyan Bhawan to hold talks with agitating farmers

     

     

  • 1:50 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    We want complete rollback of the laws: Punjab chief of Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee

    We want complete rollback of the laws. If the government doesn't accept our demand, we will continue our agitation: Harjinder Singh Tanda, state chief of Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee, Punjab

  • 1:09 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Farmers continue protest at Singhu border

    Farmers continue their protest against the farm laws at Delhi-Haryana border in Singhu

     

  • 12:43 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    High-level meeting top points

    High-level meeting between PM Modi and top BJP leaders - top points

    • Government agrees for assurance on MSP to farmers
    • Government agrees to consider a provision for penalty on stubble burning 
    • Traders' registration mandatory
    • Option to approach civil court with regards to contract farming
  • 12:30 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Farmer leaders leave from Singhu border for Vigyan Bhawan

    Delhi: Farmer leaders leave from Singhu border for Vigyan Bhawan to hold fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi NGO sets up medical camp at Singhu border

    Delhi: An NGO, United Sikhs organisation sets up medical camp at Singhu border to provide medical assistance to farmers

  • 11:44 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    High-level meet at PM's residence ends

    High-level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top BJP leaders ends

  • 11:40 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Kailash Choudhary on farmers' stir

    Farmers' doubts will be cleared in today’s meeting with Centre. In recent meetings, some issues were clarified. It's Opposition's politics, they're instigating the protest. The meeting will be fruitful & we expect farmers will roll back protest: MoS Agriculture, Kailash Choudhary

  • 11:16 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi: Farmers' protest at Burari's Nirankari Samagam Ground against recent farm laws enters 10th day

    Delhi: Farmers' protest at Burari's Nirankari Samagam Ground against recent farm laws enters 10th day

     

  • 10:33 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Canada opposes MSP, has scarce interest in well-being of Indian farmers: BJP

    The BJP on Saturday slammed Canada's stand on farmers' protests in India as "nothing but hypocrisy", saying it is a strident critic of minimum support price and other agricultural policies at the WTO, and often questions India's domestic agricultural measures, including food and livelihood security.

    "It (Canada) also opposes import restrictions to protect India's farmers. The questions posed by Canada to India regarding India's agri policies in WTO are evidence of the fact that Canada has scarce interest in the genuine well-being of Indian farmers and agriculture producers," BJP's foreign affairs department in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale tweeted.

  • 10:32 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    36 cross-party UK MPs support Indian farmers' agitation

    A faction of 36 cross-party UK MPs, led by the Labour Party's Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi, have come out in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation in India, asking British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to raise the matter with New Delhi.

    The MPs, in a missive to Raab, asked to pressurise India against the recently enacted agriculture laws which "exploit" the farmers and those who depend on farming.

    They further urged the Foreign Secretary to hold talks with the Indian government through the support of Sikh farmers in Punjab and abroad.

  • 10:30 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Tractor with DJ system spotted at Delhi-Haryana border

    A tractor with DJ system was spotted at Delhi-Haryana border during farmers' protest in Singhu last night

     

  • 10:16 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Kisan Mahapanchayat President on farmers' protest

    Govt should announce to withdraw the three black laws and give in writing that MSP will continue. If any positive result doesn't come out of today's talks, farmers from Rajasthan will march along NH-8 towards Delhi and camp at Jantar Mantar: Rampal Jat, president, Kisan Mahapanchayat

  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Top leaders meet PM Modi

    Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar have reached the prime minister's residence to meet PM Narendra Modi to discuss the farmers' agitation against the farm laws. 

  • 10:07 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Farmers meeting at 2 pm today

    A meeting is scheduled with farmers at 2 pm today. I am very hopeful that farmers will think positively and end their agitation: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

  • 9:32 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Traffic Alert

    • Singhu, Auchandi, Lampur,Piao Maniyari, Mangesh borders are closed. NH 44 is closed on both sides. Take alternate routes via Safiabad, Saboli, NH8/BhopraApsara borders/Peripheral expressway
    • Jhatikara Border is open only for two wheeler traffic. Available Open Borders to Haryana are Dhansa, Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri, NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar, Dundahera
    • Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba and GTK road. Avoid Outer Ring Road, GTK road, NH 44
    • Tikri, Jharoda borders are closed for any traffic movement. Badusarai border is open only for light motor vehicle like cars and two wheelers
    • The Gazipur border on on NH 24 is closed for traffic from Gaziabad to Delhi due to farmers protests. People are advised to avoid NH 24 for coming to Delhi and use Apsara/Bhopra/DND for coming to Delhi
    • The chilla border on Noida link road is closed for traffic from Noida to Delhi due to farmers protests near Gautam Budh Dwar. People are advised to avoid Noida link road for coming to Delhi and use DND
  • 9:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    DSGMC prepares food for farmers

    Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) prepares food for the farmers protesting at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana)

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi: Farmers continue to hold a sit-in protest at Chilla border

    Delhi: Farmers continue to hold a sit-in protest at Chilla border (Delhi-Noida Link Road) against the Centre's farm laws

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Farmers continue to camp at Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri

    Farmers continue to camp at Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri in protest against the new farm laws

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi: Fifth round of talks between the central government and farmers to be held today

    Delhi: Fifth round of talks between the central government and farmers to be held today