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1.20 lakh Haryana farmers support new farm laws

1.20 lakh Haryana farmers support new farm laws

Farmers continue their protest demanding repeal of farm laws, Image credit: PTI

New Delhi: Farmers across the nation are fighting new farm laws for all they are worth.

But some farmers in Haryana have come out in support of the farm laws, asking the government not to withdraw them.

Around 1.20 lakh farmers associated with the farmers producer organisations (FPOs) of Haryana wrote to the Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar throwing their weight behind the government.

However, they have asked the government to include the amendments suggested by the farmer organisations

The farmers in their letter to the Union Agriculture Minister said, "We, farmers associated with 70,000 FPOs of Haryana and more than 50,000 progressive farmers, support the three farm laws brought by the Government of India.".

They said we also support the demands of the farmer organisations of continuation of MSP and have asked the government to listen to the concerns of the farmer organisations protesting against the farm laws.

The farm laws enacted by the government are Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Farmers associated with various farmers' organisation of Punjab, Haryana and other parts of the country are protesting on the borders of the national capital since November 26 demanding withdrawal of these laws.

Five rounds of meeting have been held between the government and the farmers' organisations and the next round of meeting is scheduled for December 9. Meanwhile, farmer leaders have called for a 'Bharat Bandh' on Tuesday.

IANS report with edits

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