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Farmers' body seeks help of parties to introduce 2 Bills in Parliament

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
An umbrella body of farmer groups has prepared two Bills -- one on clearing debts of farmers and another on guaranteed remunerative minimum support prices for farm produce -- and sought the help of political parties to introduce them in Parliament.
At a round table meeting of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), leaders from various parties today extended their support to the demand for a special session of Parliament on the agrarian crisis in the country.
The meeting resolved to pass at least in the Upper House the two bills -- Freedom from Indebtedness Bill 2018 and Farmers' Right to Guaranteed Remunerative Minimum Support Prices for Agricultural Commodities Bill 2018.
The political leaders supported the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee on the need for creating legal entitlements for farmers on the issues of indebtedness and lack of remunerative prices, a statement of the AIKSCC read.
Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi recommended a special session of Parliament to find a solution to the agrarian crisis in the country.
"This suggestion found favour with all the participants including AIKSCC members and it was decided to raise this demand in a unified manner," the statement read.
Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge, NCP's Sharad Pawar, JDU's Sharad Yadav, CPIM's Sitaram Yechury, NC's Farooq Abdullah, among others attended the round table meet organised by the AIKSCC.

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 10:40 PM IST

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