Agriculture minister

"Government needs to devise a plan to scrap the three laws and give legal guarantee for minimum support price," Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said.

Narendra Singh Tomar said, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is safeguarding farmers from unexpected crop loss. He said, a crop insurance mobile app is also made available, where farmers can get all information related to the scheme.

On Farmers Day, I greet farmers of the country. They have provided country with food security. Some farmers are agitating against farm laws. Govt is holding talks with them with full sensitivity. I hope that they'll end their agitation soon: Rajnath

“New farm laws will constitute the foundation of new phase of agricultural growth in the country and it will make the farmers more empowered and free them of any bondages,” Tomar said in the 8 page letter, allaying their apprehensions.

10 organisations from states like Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Bihar and Haryana associated with All India Kisan Coordination Committee met Narendra Singh Tomar to extend their support on the farm laws and express confidence in govt assurances.

"Anti-social elements are conspiring to spoil the atmosphere of the peasant movement under the guise of farmers," Agriculture Minister said tagging a media report about posters coming up at farmers' Tikri Border protest site demanding release of some activists arrested under various charges.

Addressing media, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, the government wanted to liberate the farmers of the shackles of mandi so that they could sell their produce anywhere, to anyone, at his own price, outside the purview of mandi.

Bharat Bandh: A delegation of 20 farmers from Haryana today met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and lent their support to the farm laws.