New Delhi (NVI): Sixth round of talks between the Central Government and protesting farmers were held today with a consensus reached on issues related to the environment and Electricity Act.
Following the meeting, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that “consensus on two of four issues” was reached.
However, the representatives of farmers who attended the meeting said that the demand to repeal the three farm laws recently passed by the Centre remains on the agenda.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting over the new farm laws for over a month now. They have also been protesting for a legal guarantee of MSP. Meanwhile, the next meeting is set to take place on January 4th. This was the sixth round of talks after a three-week hiatus.
Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce, Som Parkash held the talks with the representatives of 41 farmer unions Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.