Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


On the private intervention of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Union authorities and farmers reached a consensus on Thursday night over varied points throughout the first spherical of deliberations, the state authorities stated.

The assembly was held right here and was attended by Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda and Nityanand Rai apart from the Chief Minister and representatives of assorted farmers unions.

An official assertion quoting the Chief Minister stated throughout the first spherical of talks a basic consensus emerged on rolling again the instances registered in opposition to farmers throughout the agitation in opposition to the repealed farm legal guidelines.

He stated the deliberations had been held in a congenial environment and the Union Ministers gave their in precept approval to sympathetically take into account the calls for of the farmers. Mann stated exemplary punishment was sought in opposition to the producers of the spurious seeds in order that pursuits of the meals growers are safeguarded, including the difficulty of paddy straw burning was additionally vehemently raised.

The Chief Minister, whereas presenting the case of the farmers, batted for persevering with the minimal help value (MSP) regime on the crops by asserting that it’s the want of hour to safe the pursuits of the farmers.

He stated the withdrawal of the MSP is figment of creativeness of solely the armchair economists, who sit of their cozy places of work within the nationwide capital with out bothering concerning the floor realities. Mann stated any such transfer to discontinue the MSP regime will jeopardise the meals safety of the nation and isn’t within the curiosity of the nation.

Dwelling on one other subject, the Chief Minister additionally batted for giving main push to the crop diversification within the nation as it is going to be helpful for the individuals.

He stated the nation as we speak imports pulses from international locations like Mozambique and others whereas if farmers get remunerative costs then they’ll produce these pulses right here. Mann stated this may save the international reserves of the nation, apart from bringing the farmers out of rut of paddy circle thereby saving the dear water within the state.

Thanking the Union authorities and farmers for approaching desk to debate the problems, the Chief Minister stated that is the fitting platform for fixing the problems.

“We too don’t want that agitation should take place on these issues and rather these matters must be sorted out through bilateral dialogue, ” he stated.

Mann expressed hope that extra such discussions will happen in coming instances within the bigger pursuits of the farmers and the individuals.

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