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Farmers Protest: Fourth Round of Talks Between Union Ministers and Farmer Leaders Commences in Chandigarh

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A panel of Union ministers commenced the fourth round of talks with farmer leaders in Chandigarh about farmers protest on Sunday evening. The discussions revolve around the pressing demands put forth by the farmers, prominently featuring a legal endorsement for the minimum support price (MSP) on agricultural products.

Background of Farmers Protest:

The ongoing farmers’ protest has drawn attention to the plight of farmers across the country. Thousands of farmers from Punjab have steadfastly maintained their presence at the Shambhu and Khanauri points along the state’s border with Haryana, following their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march that was halted by police personnel.

Key Points of Discussion

  1. MSP Guarantee: The farmer leaders are adamant about securing a legal guarantee for the minimum support price for their crops. This assurance is crucial for their economic well-being.
  2. Compensation and Welfare: The talks also encompass discussions on compensation for affected farmers and measures to enhance their overall welfare.
  3. Police Action: The recent clashes during the farmers’ march have raised concerns about police intervention. The leaders seek clarity on the role of law enforcement agencies.
  4. Previous Rounds: Prior rounds of talks on February 8, 12, and 15 did not yield conclusive results. The current round aims to bridge the gap between the government and the farmers.

Ministerial Representation

The panel includes Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister Arjun MundaMinister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, and Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai. Additionally, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is actively participating in the discussions.

As the nation watches closely, the outcome of these deliberations could significantly impact the lives of farmers and shape the future of agricultural policies.

Disclaimer: This news article is based on information available as of February 18, 2024. The situation may evolve further, and it is essential to consider all sides of the issue before forming an opinion.

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