Farmers leaders on Monday rejected the Centre’s proposal of buying pulses, maize and cotton at MSP by government agencies for five years, saying it was not in farmers’ interest.
A panel of three Union ministers — Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda and Nityanand Rai — on Sunday gave the proposal to the farmers during the fourth round of talks in Chandigarh.
On Monday, farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal said, “After holding discussion (on the Centre’s proposal) in our two forums, it has been decided that the Centre’s proposal is not in the interest of farmers and we reject this proposal.”
After the fourth round of talks with the farmers on Sunday night, Union minister Piyush Goyal said, “Cooperative societies like the National Cooperative Consumers Federation and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India will enter into a contract with farmers who grow ‘tur dal’, ‘urad dal’, ‘masoor dal’ or maize for buying their crop at MSP for next five years.”
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