In the 7th round of meeting between farmers and the central ministry that took place in Delhi yesterday for the new agro-based laws, the central ministry and the farmers have given mutual consent on 2 out of 4 demands by the farmers.
The next meeting will be on 4th January. The Central Ministry has agreed to decriminalize stubble burning by excluding farmers from the influence of the Commission for the Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance 2020.
The Centre has also dropped the provisions from the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 which intended to change the existing mode of subsidy payment to the consumers. While talking to the media Central Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said ” there were 4 points on the agenda Out of which mutual consent has been given on 2 points or 50% of the agenda”.
He further said, “the meeting took place in a very pleasant atmosphere”. The meeting comprised Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Food Minister Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash, and 41 representatives from the farmer’s unions.