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Ninth round of talks between Govt, farmer unions underway in National Capital

Speaking to media before the talks, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar welcomed the Supreme Court decision to set up a committee to hear the grievances of the farmers.

The ninth round of talks between Government and farmer unions is underway in the National Capital today.

Speaking to media before the talks, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar welcomed the Supreme Court decision to set up a committee to hear the grievances of the farmers.

He said, meanwhile the government is also continuing talks with the farmer unions to listen out to their issues. Mr. Tomar said, the government is holding talks with farmers’ leaders with an open mind and hope for positive discussions.

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, had stayed the implementation of three farm laws till further orders. It had also announced the formation of a committee to hear the grievances of the farmers and the opinion of the government.

Bhartiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Mann, Shetkari Sanghatana Maharashtra president Anil Ghanwat, International Food Policy Research Institute’s Pramod Kumar Joshi and Agriculture economist Ashok Gulati were appointed on the panel.

Yesterday Mr Mann recused himself from the four-member committee.

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