Union Government and Farmers come to an agreement on issues of power tariff and stubble burning, next meeting on January 4

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The Union Government and protesting farmers have come to an understanding over power tariff and stubble burning penalty, but the impasse over repealing of new farm laws and minimum support price still persisted after Wednesday’s meeting.

The protesting farmers and leaders of 41 farmer unions gathered up for sixth round of dialogues at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. After a five-hour-long meeting, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, that dialogue held in an amicable atmosphere. Farmer leaders and Union Government has reached half-way to resolution and arrived at mutual consent on the two agendas. However, the all important agendas of repealing of farm laws and MSPs were left on for discussion in the next round scheduled on January 4, 2021.

The farmers want full immunity from the penalty for stubble burning and withdrawal of electricity bill. Tomar said, the farmers insisted on repealing of the new farm laws, but the government explained to them the benefits and requested them to point out any specific issues which may cause trouble to them.

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