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Centre puts Farm Laws on Hold for 18 months:- In a significant move, the Centre decided to put the introduced three farm laws on hold for the next 18 months after the farmers have been protesting against them. Several rounds of discussions failed completely and the farmers are not in a mood to make amendments. The Supreme Court too shocked the Centre recently and the farmers are all set for a massive protest on January 26th. The farmer unions refused to appear before the Supreme Court appointed experts committee. The Centre during their talks offered to form a joint committee of the government along with the farmer union representatives in it.
The Centre made sure that the farm laws introduced will be kept on hold till the committee submits a detailed report. The Farmer Unions agreed for the same and the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the next set of discussions will take place on January 22nd. Tomar highlighted that the Supreme Court asked the farm laws to be kept on hold for a short duration. The government along with the farmer unions are expected to find the perfect solution over this period of 18 months expressed Narendra Singh Tomar. He said that the farmer unions expressed their views and the talks went on in a cordial atmosphere.