Nitish Kumar favours dialogue between the Centre and agitating farmers | India News
PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday stated that the farmers’ protests are happening as a consequence of “unreasonable misconceptions” being created among the many farmers and there ought to be a dialogue between the Centre and the agitators to finish such misconceptions.
“The Centre needs to speak to farmers to dispel their apprehensions about procurement mechanisms. When there shall be dialogue, the farmers will get right details about the farm legal guidelines. The Centre also needs to inform farmers that there shall be no downside in procurement of agricultural produce. The farmers will get the costs mounted by the Centre. I consider that dialogue ought to happen. Unreasonable misconceptions are being created among the many farmers,” Nitish stated whereas responding to a media question on the continued farmers’ agitation. He was speaking to media individuals after inauguration of a 12.27km lengthy AIIMS-Digha elevated hall within the state capital right here.
Nitish additionally asserted that there could be no downside in procurement of agriculture produce of the farmers because of the farm legal guidelines. He stated the Bihar authorities made an analogous association in 2006 after abolishing the Agriculture Produce Advertising and marketing Committee (APMC) Act.
“Bihar is an instance. The state authorities abolished the APMC Act in 2006 within the bigger curiosity of farmers. Now, comparable preparations are being made throughout the nation by the farm legal guidelines. When Bihar abolished the APMC Act, no new issues arose among the many farmers. The state authorities started procurement of agriculture produce of the farmers by the Main Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS). There isn’t a downside in procurement in Bihar. This yr, the state authorities has mounted a goal of procurement of greater than 30 lakh metric tonnes of produce,” Nitish stated.
Farmers from completely different states have been protesting at numerous locations in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the Centre’s provide to carry talks on December three saying that “imposing situations for beginning a dialogue is an insult to them.”
Greater than 30 farmer organizations, largely from Punjab, and some farmers’ teams from Gujarat and Maharashtra even have managed to achieve Delhi and they’re assembled on the nationwide capital’s border areas to proceed their protest.
The agitating farmers are protesting towards the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Worth Assurance and Farm Providers Act, 2020, and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020.