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Farm solutions

States will be forced to pay attention to farmer needs


Farmers raise slogans during their protest against the farm laws at Singhu Border, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Business Standard Editorial Comment New Delhi
Farmers have been protesting on the outskirts of Delhi for nearly a month now, with no clear solution in sight. They are demanding a complete rollback of the three new laws intended to reform the agriculture sector. The Union government has proposed several amendments, including a written assurance to not change the minimum support price (MSP) regime, to address farmers’ concerns. But they have been rejected. The protesting farmers are demanding a legal guarantee for MSP. Taking a maximalist position is unlikely to resolve the standoff, and the government has again invited farmers for talks.  

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First Published: Dec 24 2020 | 10:58 PM IST

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