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Centre is pro farmers: Narendra Singh Tomar

26 Feb 2021, 12:18 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said the Centre can never dare to make laws that will harm farmers.

"In a democracy, a government can never dare to make such a law that will harm farmers," said Narendra Singh Tomar at Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2021 in Delhi.

The Union Minister in a tweet in Hindi informed: "The three-day Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela organized by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) is inaugurated today. This time the theme of this fair is 'Atmanirbhar Kisan (translated as a self-reliant farmer)'.""If the farmers of the country are strong, then the village will be strong. If the village will be strong, then the agricultural sector will be prosperous. If the agricultural sector will be prosperous, then India will be prosperous. Only then will India be established as the best nation in the world in the coming tomorrow," said Tomar in Hindi.

"I call upon the farmers of the country to explore the advantages of this new agricultural research along with government schemes, make agricultural sector atmanirbhar and make our country atmanirbhar," said Union Minister.

"This fair is called Krishi Kumbh, in which a large number of common farmers, progressive farmers have come forward from all over the country," he tweeted.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar earlier on Thursday reiterated that the central government is ready to talk to protesting farmers at any time.

This comes as farmer leader Rakesh Tikait had on Tuesday announced plans for marching to the Parliament with 40 lakh tractors in order to intensify pressure on the central government to withdraw the three farm laws.

Since November 26 last year, farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital, against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. (ANI)

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