The tenth round of talks between the government and representatives of protesting farmers on controversial new farm laws will take place today. So far, nine rounds of talks have taken place between the farmer unions and the Government without any concrete resolution.
The members of the Supreme Court set up a committee of experts to resolve the crisis and the panel held its first meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, and its members said they would try to convince the protesting farmers while seeking views of other farmer organisations and the government. A key panel member at the meeting said that farm sector reforms were much needed and no political party would attempt them again if these farm laws were revoked.
President of the Maharashtra based Shetkari Sanghatana, Anil Ghanwat said that the laws implemented over the last 70 years were not in the interests of the farmers and 4.5 lakh farmers committed suicide. He also said that the committee has decided to listen to the views of the protesting unions on a priority basis and end the two-month agitation at the earliest.
The panel would listen to the all the farmers including those supporting and those opposing the laws and a report will be submitted to the Supreme Court.