Speaking about the farm laws in India, Gerry Rice, Director of Communications at the IMF, stated, "We believe the farm bills do have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms in India." However, he said it's crucial that the "social safety net" adequately protects those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to this system.
9th round of Centre-farmer talks inconclusive, next meet on Jan 19: Tomar
The ninth round of talks on farm laws between the Centre and farmers' unions concluded without any resolution, Union Agriculture Minister NS Tomar said on Friday. "We will hold talks again on January 19," said Tomar. "We are positive to reach a solution through talks. The government is concerned about the farmers protesting in cold conditions (in Delhi)," he added.