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Farmers announce end of protest; Indian Government proposes favourable solution

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09 December 2021, New Delhi: The Modi government today shared a proposal offering favourable solution to farmer union leading the protest. The farmer Union Samyukt Kisan Morcha was in discussion with the government on their five key demands to end the protest and had requested a written proposal from the government.

The draft proposal from the government’s end was exchanged several times in the last two days until a final proposal with favourable terms was shared with the farmer union. The farmer union has accepted the offered solution and has planned to end the protest and leave the protest site on 11th December 2021.

The Modi Government and Agriculture Minister has agreed to form a committee on Minimum Support Price (MSP). The objective of the committee will be to come out with a solution of providing MSP to the Indian farmers. The committee will include representatives from Central Government, State Government, Agriculture Scientists and Farmer Unions.

The Government has agreed to take back all the police cases registered against the farmers during the protest in several states around the protest sites. The State Government of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana has already agreed to the terms with immediate effect. The Government has also agreed to take back police cases filed against the agencies, associations and all other supporters of the farmers’ protest.

The demand of compensation for the families who have lost their loved ones during the protest has been agreed by the Central Government. The Government has received in principle agreement from the State Government of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

On provisions of electricity bill, the Government has agreed to discuss it with the farmer union Samyukt Kisan Morcha before presenting the bill in parliament.

The government has also agreed to decriminalise stubble burning and amend section 14 and 15 of stubble burning under Air and Pollution Control Act.

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