Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday replied to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Rajya Sabha
Elaborating on the increase in payment of farmers, the Finance Minister informed that in case of wheat, the amount paid to farmers in 2020-21 was Rs 75,875 cr, as compared to Rs 62,802 cr in 2019-20.
Despite rains and the ongoing cold wave across North India, farmers agitating against the Centre's farm laws stood strong at the borders of the national capital and continued their protest for the last 39 days.
Govt-farmers meet: The next meeting will take place on January 4. Tomar also said that discussions on three farm laws, MSP guarantee will continue in next round of talks.
“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.
Farmers are being misled about the new agrarian reforms. They are being told that others will occupy their lands. The agriculture reforms that have taken place are exactly what farmer bodies and even Opposition have been asking over the years, PM Modi said
Arvind Kejriwal held a one-day fast in support of the farmers' protest yesterday. Where addressing the people at the hunger strike Kejriwal said that Our farmers are in peril these days.
Out of the total purchase of 372.41LMT, Punjab alone has purchased 202.77 LMT till the close of procurement season in the state on November 20. About 40.53 lakh farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs. 70311.78 Crore.
The fifth round of talks between the Centre and farmer union leaders will take place today. The talks, the third in a week, will take place at 2 pm at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.
MSP has been a major concern of farmers who are protesting at border regions of Delhi against three farm laws enacted by the government recently.The government has however maintained that MSP will continue. The next round of talks is scheduled for December 5.