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New Delhi : Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Railways, Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister PiyushGoya,l and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash participated in the 7th round of talks with the representatives of 41 Farmers’ Unions at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on January 4, 2021.

At the outset of the meeting, a two minute silence was observed for those who had lost their lives during the agitation.

Tomar said that keeping in mind the discussions during the previous meeting, the government is committed to find solutions on farmers issues with an open mind. Both sides need to take steps forward to find solution. He said that keeping in mind the welfare of the farmers, talks regarding Farm Acts will be held with all farmers Unions representatives from different States. Tomar also said that clause-wise discussion on Farm Acts can be carried forward to resolve contentious issues, according to a PIB release.

At today’s meeting, both sides expressed their opinions and have decided to meet again on January 8, 2021.