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Centre proposes committee to review farm laws, rules out repeal

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also discussed the possibility of a law on guaranteeing minimum prices for farm prices, said a senior farmers’ representative present in the talks.

The ministers shared meals with farmers during a lunch break after the first round of talks, presenting a picture of bonhomie amid the tough negotiations.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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3 union ministers, 40 farm leaders in huddle over Central farm acts

According to an official, farm minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government is open to negotiations and suggested that, if everyone agreed, the talks could take up the easier issues first.

Farmers say the reforms would make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporations and erode the government’s procurement system, whereby the government buys staples, such as wheat and rice, at guaranteed rates, known as minimum support prices (MSP). (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Farm talks: No end in sight yet

The regulating of free markets so that farmers feel more secure may be a workable proposal

Farm unions want the government to adopt a comprehensive measure of cultivation costs that includes the imputed cost of capital and the rent on the land, called “C2” in economic parlance.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 07:03 AM IST

Odisha assembly session begins next week; 2 farm, 1 labour bill on agenda

Assembly speaker Patro said to ensure that no Covid-19 infected person enters the assembly, RT-PCR test of all MLAs and their staff will begin from Saturday morning and sitting arrangements have been made keeping in view the social distancing norm

The assembly session would be very short in view of the rising infections among the MLAs and ministers with half of the 147 members of the Assembly testing positive for Covid-19. (HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cong leaders protest against farm bills outside Panchkula DC’s office

Congress leader Ranjeeta Mehta demanded that the government withdraw the bills or bring about a fourth amendment to ensure strict punishment to those buying products at lesser cost than the MSP

Congress leaders protesting against the farm bills outside the DC’s office in Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Panchkula:
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