The two-day national convention, which has 1,500 registered delegates and leaders of 500 farmer groups including Hannan Mollah and Rakesh Tikait, addressing various issues including need for making minimum support price (MSP) mandatory and uniform across the country
The number of farmers who benefitted in 2018-19 was 1,71,50,873, which increased to 2,04,63,590 in 2019-20 and reached 2,10,07,563 in 2020-21, the government informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The bills have provisions for higher than MSP rate for produce in farming agreement with traders, timely payment of dues, three-year jail term and Rs 5 lakh fine or both for harassment of farmers.
The current procurement of paddy was over 616.43 LMTs against last year’s corresponding purchase of 524.52 LMT.
'The way rates of a flight ticket fluctuate three to four times a day, the price of crops will not be decided the same way,' Tikait said.
Taking a jibe at Prakash Javadekar, Shashi Tharoor asked him if he is aware of farmers' demands and told him to 'stop broadcasting misinformation'.
Hundreds of farmers and locals from Bijnor and surrounding areas started pouring in at the ITI Ground on tractors and other vehicles for the mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district.
Farmers' Protest: Union leaders say they rejected the government offer as it did not match their demand or objective of the two-month-long silent protests.
The summary of their responses revealed that the need of the hour is not cutting-edge technological implementation but the formation of more robust mechanism for remunerative price of their produce.
'The farmers' unions participated in the discussion and gave their frank opinion including suggestions to improve the implementation of Acts,' a statement said.
The Indian laws aim to protect and empower farmers, stated the report, in a manner so that they can engage with the various stakeholders
Approximately 80 per cent of the new arrivals were mopped by the CCI in the first three months of the season, which implied translated into purchases of 27.5 lakh quintal.
This is an increase of 26.07 per cent against the last year corresponding purchase of 429.20 LMT.
Amarinder Singh's suicide makes it the 4th case of suicide at the protest site so far.
Farmers’ Protest: The eighth round of talks between the Centre and the protesting farmers ended in a stalemate as both sides stuck to guns once again on repeal of the three controversial farm laws.
FCI not lifting the stocks would impact close to 21.52 lakh farmers, Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said.
Farm leaders said peasants in some parts of the country are being forced to sell crops below the Minimum Support Price.
The sixth round of talks between the two sides are being held after a considerable gap. The fifth round of talks was held on December 5.
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