Govt to hold next round of talks with farmers’ unions tomorrow

The tenth round of talks between the Centre government and the representatives of farmer unions, which was earlier scheduled for today, will now be held tomorrow in New Delhi.
In a statement issued late last evening, the Agriculture Ministry confirmed the new schedule and reiterated Centre’s commitment to resolve issues of the farmers.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court-appointed panel to listen in to the grievances of the protesting farmers will hold its first meeting today.  The apex court had on 11th of this month stayed the implementation of the three farm laws, against which the farmer unions are protesting at the borders of the National Capital.  It had also appointed a four-member panel to resolve the impasse.
Anil Ghanwat of Shetkari Sangathan, Agri economists Pramod Kumar Joshi and Ashok Gulati, and Bhartiya Kisan Union President Bhupinder Singh Mann are the four members of the committee appointed by the Supreme Court. Bhupinder Singh Mann of Bhartiya Kisan Union has already recused himself from the committee and will not be attending today’s meeting.

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