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SC-appointed committee to meet farmers on Thursday

Amid the farmer’s protest The Supreme Court-appointed committee on the three new farm laws will hold its first meeting with farmers on Thursday. 

Anil Ghanwat, a panel member, during a press conference said the biggest challenge is to convince the agitating farmers to discuss the matter. 

“It has been decided that the first meeting with farmers will be held on January 21. The physical meeting will be held with those organisations who want to meet us in person. Video conferencing will be held with those who can’t come to us,” Ghanwat said.

“If the government wants to come and speak with us, we welcome it. We will hear the Government side, too. The biggest challenge is to convince the agitating farmers to come and speak with us, we will try our level best,” he added.

The apex court had constituted a four-member committee on January 11 after staying the implementation of the new farm laws, which had led to protests by thousands of farmers across Delhi borders since November. The panel is expected to resolve the impasse between the centre and farmer leaders as talks between the two have failed to yield results after nine rounds of negotiations. 

The four members– two farmer leaders and two experts of the committee are Bharatiya Kisan Union president Bhupinder Singh Maan, policy expert Pramod Joshi, agricultural economist Ashok Gulati, and Shetkari Sanghatana president Anil Ghanwat.

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