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Anil Vij’s comments came a day after Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Union government is ready to resume talks with the protesting unions and hear their objections.(HT File Photo)

Haryana home minister Anil Vij claims ‘secret agenda’ behind farmers protest

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 10:05 PM IST
"There have already been 11-12 rounds of talks earlier. But farmers' union leaders have not even once been able to point out what their objections to the farm laws are," Haryana home minister Anil Vij said.
On an average, the annual demand for edible oils is about 24 million tonnes.(AFP)
On an average, the annual demand for edible oils is about 24 million tonnes.(AFP)

Amid oil price rise, Centre to distribute free oilseeds

By Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 03:38 AM IST
The government hopes the move would raise domestic production of oilseeds and reduce extra reliance on imports.
PM Modi released the eighth instalment of financial benefit under PM Kisan scheme via video conferencing on Friday.(Screengrab)
PM Modi released the eighth instalment of financial benefit under PM Kisan scheme via video conferencing on Friday.(Screengrab)

PM Modi releases eighth instalment of financial benefit under PM Kisan scheme

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 12:07 PM IST
PM Kisan scheme: More than 19,000 crore was transferred in the bank accounts of over 9.5 crore beneficiary farmer families.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the unions are protesting despite the government’s offer to hold talks.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the unions are protesting despite the government’s offer to hold talks.

Farmers must follow Covid-19 protocol, defer protests: Narendra Tomar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The agriculture minister also assured that the Centre is ready for further rounds of talks to discuss the three laws with the protesting farmers.
 He also attacked the opposition parties which are supporting the farmers' protest. "There is a place for disagreement in democracy and so is for opposition and difference of opinion, but should there be any opposition that can harm the nation," he said.
He also attacked the opposition parties which are supporting the farmers' protest. "There is a place for disagreement in democracy and so is for opposition and difference of opinion, but should there be any opposition that can harm the nation," he said.

News updates from HT: Govt ready to amend farm laws, says Tomar

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar at an event in New Delhi last month.(PTI File Photo)
Union agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar at an event in New Delhi last month.(PTI File Photo)

Govt ready to amend farm laws, says Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Tomar said the three laws passed by Parliament in September last year will help farmers fetch more prices in the market.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to media after the 11th round of meeting with the representatives of the agitating farmers' unions at Vigyan Bhavan on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to media after the 11th round of meeting with the representatives of the agitating farmers' unions at Vigyan Bhavan on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Narendra Singh Tomar says 'revolutionary' laws will enhance farmers' income

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Despite many failed rounds of talk between the two sides, the minister has on several occasions repeated his offer of talking to the protesting farmers to end the impasse.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar(PTI)
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar(PTI)

‘Ready to discuss’: Tomar reacts to Tikait's remark about 40 lakh tractor march

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:48 PM IST
“The government of India is committed to double farmers' income and work towards agriculture's welfare. Discussions have been held many times. If they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss,” Tomar said.
 <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,000 is disbursed to farmers with cultivable landholdings, through direct benefit transfer mode in three instalments of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 each(PTI file photo)
6,000 is disbursed to farmers with cultivable landholdings, through direct benefit transfer mode in three instalments of 2,000 each(PTI file photo)

5 top-performing states under PM-Kisan scheme

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:31 PM IST
  • In terms of the highest number of beneficiaries authenticated under the PM-Kisan scheme, Karnataka emerged as the winner with 97 per cent authentication.
Union Agriculture Minister.(PTI)
Union Agriculture Minister.(PTI)

Crowd gathering doesn't lead to revocation of laws: Agriculture minister Tomar

PTI | , Gwalior
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Tomar urged the agitating farm unions to tell the government which provisions in these new laws they find anti- farmers.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Guwahati, Assam.(ANI)
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Guwahati, Assam.(ANI)

'BJP loss in Punjab municipal polls not linked to farm laws': Tomar

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:52 PM IST
  • The ruling Congress in Punjab has swept the municipal polls in the state winning most of the wards in the eight municipal corporations.
The Minister further stated that even the Congress party does not take Rahul Gandhi's statements seriously.(Twitter/@nstomar)
The Minister further stated that even the Congress party does not take Rahul Gandhi's statements seriously.(Twitter/@nstomar)

Rahul Gandhi, others demanding repeal of farm laws know nothing, says Tomar

ANI | , Ujjain
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:55 PM IST
"People from political parties have nothing to do with these laws, those who are demanding the withdrawal of the laws from Rahul Gandhi to the rest, know nothing about them," Tomar said.
Rahul Gandhi further appealed to the Centre to repeal the farm laws before engaging in any future discussions with the farmers.(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi further appealed to the Centre to repeal the farm laws before engaging in any future discussions with the farmers.(PTI)

‘I was and will be with annadata’: Rahul Gandhi as farmers' agitation continues

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Gandhi further took a jibe at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s popular slogan ‘acche din’ by saying that the days were neither ‘acche’ (good) nor ‘sacche’ (true).
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar .(PTI)
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar .(PTI)

Centre has spent 7.95 crore on campaign to bust myths about farm laws: Tomar

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 07:34 PM IST
Out of this, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry committed 7,25,57,246 for release of advertisements between September 2020 and January 2021 on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, he said.
"Congress MPs in the country's Parliament are also telling lies on the agrarian reform laws," Tomar said.(PTI)
"Congress MPs in the country's Parliament are also telling lies on the agrarian reform laws," Tomar said.(PTI)

Narendra Singh Tomar slams Congress for lying, misleading people on farm laws

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:58 PM IST
"Congress, which is losing its support base, is trying to mislead the people of the country by lying one lie after another," Tomar tweeted.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament in Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament in Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Govt looking to double farmers' income by 2022, says Agriculture Minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:48 PM IST
In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had set a highly ambitious target of doubling farmers incomes by 2022. An inter-ministerial committee on "Doubling of Farmers' Income" was set up in April 2016 to recommend strategies to achieve this goal.
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar at Parliament House during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.(PTI)
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar at Parliament House during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.(PTI)

Oppn unable to point out flaws in farm laws: Tomar

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 03:13 AM IST
Speaking in the Upper House, Tomar said the Opposition labelled the three laws as “black law” but couldn’t find a single shortcoming in the legislation.
Tomar reiterated that PM Modi was committed towards the welfare of farmers. (PTI file photo)
Tomar reiterated that PM Modi was committed towards the welfare of farmers. (PTI file photo)

Govt is ready to make changes in farm laws, but doesn’t mean… : Tomar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar also said the farmers were being misled that others would occupy their lands if the laws were implemented.
The ultimate blame has to lie with the farmers, and their leaders, who are now saying how certain unions did not agree with the plans for the tractor rally decided mutually with Delhi Police and took matters into their own hands.(AP Photo)
The ultimate blame has to lie with the farmers, and their leaders, who are now saying how certain unions did not agree with the plans for the tractor rally decided mutually with Delhi Police and took matters into their own hands.(AP Photo)

Farmers' tractor rally violence: Dark day for the Republic

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:39 AM IST
A deadly charge of tractors at ITO, clashes with police at Red Fort: Rampage in the Capital as farm rally descends into unprecedented chaos, disorder and violence
While Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar indicated that there won't be further talks, he said he would be ready to meet them to hear out their final decision on the government's offer.
While Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar indicated that there won't be further talks, he said he would be ready to meet them to hear out their final decision on the government's offer.

Best offer given to farmers, says minister Tomar, adds stir will end soon

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:05 PM IST
"The government has given the best offer to farmers' unions. I am hopeful that they will convey their decision to us after discussing it among themselves. Once they communicate, we will take it forward," he said.
The farm unions stressed that they would be going ahead with a tractor rally in Delhi on January 26, but said they would do it after India’s Republic Day celebrations and not disrupt the official function.(PTI)
The farm unions stressed that they would be going ahead with a tractor rally in Delhi on January 26, but said they would do it after India’s Republic Day celebrations and not disrupt the official function.(PTI)

Talks break down, govt tells unions it won’t accept demand to repeal laws

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:08 AM IST
The farmers, who have rigidly called for either a repeal of the laws or nothing, on Friday vowed to intensify their agitation — the biggest the Modi government has faced so far, and one that has seen tens of thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana camping on the Capital’s borders for 57 days.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said the protest has lost its sanctity.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said the protest has lost its sanctity.

'Sanctity lost': 5 things Narendra Singh Tomar said on farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:06 PM IST
Though the minister is hopeful of a resolution, he accused the protest of losing its sight on Friday after the 11th meeting ended in a stalemate.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference after meeting with Farmers Union leaders on farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also present. (ANI Photo)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference after meeting with Farmers Union leaders on farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also present. (ANI Photo)

Govt willing to address farmers' apprehensions, says agriculture minister

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:46 PM IST
The agriculture minister reiterated that the government is ready to bring amendments in the laws, and added that laws are enacted for the whole country and many people in the country are happy with the laws.
The Minister added that with the Supreme Court's intervention there is no point in farmers' demand about repealing the laws.((ANI Photo))
The Minister added that with the Supreme Court's intervention there is no point in farmers' demand about repealing the laws.((ANI Photo))

Govt willing to address apprehensions of protesting farmers: Agri minister

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:37 PM IST
He reiterated that the government is ready to bring amendments in the laws, and added that laws are enacted for the whole country and many people in the country are happy with the laws.
"We suggested that the farmers form a smaller group with outside people who have expertise on the issue, but the unions rejected our suggestion,” agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said
"We suggested that the farmers form a smaller group with outside people who have expertise on the issue, but the unions rejected our suggestion,” agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said

Ninth round of farm talks inconclusive

By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:18 AM IST
Like several earlier rounds of discussions, the farm unions demanded that the government commit to complete rollback of the laws. At Friday’s talks, the government proposed that the 41-member farmers’ delegation form a “smaller group” with “people who have expertise on laws”.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference after meeting with Farmers Union leaders on farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also seen along with him. ((ANI Photo))
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference after meeting with Farmers Union leaders on farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also seen along with him. ((ANI Photo))

Read your 2019 Lok Sabha manifesto: Tomar reminds Rahul Gandhi over farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:53 PM IST
  • Tomar also attacked Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her party’s stand on the laws. He said that both leaders should clarify if they were lying about these reforms in their election manifesto.
Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on January 14. (PTI)
Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on January 14. (PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Govt welcomes SC order on farmers' agitation

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to media after the meeting with farmers' leaders at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to media after the meeting with farmers' leaders at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

'Govt welcomes SC order on farmers' agitation', says agriculture minister Tomar

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:58 PM IST
To overcome this deadlock over the contentious laws, a ninth round of talks has been scheduled between the Centre and farmers' unions on Friday.
Earlier, members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) hit out at Haryana CM Khattar for his visit to the Kaimla village in Karnal on Saturday and said the chief minister would not be allowed to hold the event.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)
Earlier, members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) hit out at Haryana CM Khattar for his visit to the Kaimla village in Karnal on Saturday and said the chief minister would not be allowed to hold the event.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)

It’s not just repeal of farm laws, other issues involved too: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:15 PM IST
“We are hopeful. If there was no outcome today, maybe a solution will be reached in the next round of talks. If repealing of laws was the only issue, a solution would have been reached, there are several other issues to be addressed,” Khattar told reporters after he met Union home minister Amit Shah, according to news agency ANI.
Tomar, along with Piyush Goyal and other Union ministers, has conducted eight rounds of discussions with the representatives of the farmers’ unions but both parties have failed to reach an agreement over the farm laws.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photos)
Tomar, along with Piyush Goyal and other Union ministers, has conducted eight rounds of discussions with the representatives of the farmers’ unions but both parties have failed to reach an agreement over the farm laws.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photos)

Farm laws: Tomar asks farmers’ unions leaders to offer alternative other than total repeal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Tomar, along with Piyush Goyal and other Union ministers, has conducted eight rounds of discussions with the representatives of the farmers’ unions but both parties have failed to reach an agreement over the farm laws.
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