Govt sends written proposals to farmers, says no change in MSP for crops



The minimum reinforce price for sure agriculture produce will not end with recently enacted reforms, the government said in a written proposal sent to farmers on Wednesday.

The proposal was once sent to farm leaders protesting three recently enacted laws liberalising India’s agriculture markets, listing written amendments that the government intends to carry out.

“We are now going to hold discussions on the proposal sent by the government of India,” ANI quoted farmer leader Manjeet Singh as saying.

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Tens of thousands of farmers are camping around Delhi again on Friday, rallying against three laws that the government says are supposed to overtake antiquated procurement procedures and give growers more options to sell their produce.

Farmers fear the legislation, passed in September, will eventually dismantle India’s regulated markets and stop the government from buying wheat and rice at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.

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