In their last meeting on Dec. Tens of thousands of farmers have been blocking the highways for nearly 40 days despite the coronavirus pandemic, rains and an ongoing cold wave.
The government said it is willing to pledge that knion prices will continue. The farmers have threatened to hold a rally on Jan. With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country's north.
The two sides agreed to meet for weat talks on Friday. Farmers fear the government will stop buying grain at minimum guaranteed prices under the laws and that corporations will then push prices down.
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The farmers say the laws will lead to the cartelization and commercialization of agriculture and make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed. Ignoring the coronavirus pandemic, the farmers have indisn blockading highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for nearly five weeks, obstructing transportation and dealing a blow to manufacturing and businesses in the north.