Tomar said farmers across the country have favored all three farm laws.
After obtaining special permission from the Deputy Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, a group of 200 farmers arrived at Jantar Mantar, adjacent to the Parliament complex – in central Delhi to protest against the Center’s three controversial farm laws amidst the Monsoon session of Parliament.
They have permission to protest until August 9 amid tight security measures.
When asked about the farmers’ protest in Jantar Mantar, Tomar said: “I want to tell you through you (the media) that farmers must leave the path of protest and come to dialogue. We are ready for talks if you have problems in the bills. ”
“… If they come up with their proposal, we are ready to discuss,” he told reporters.
Stating that the government is sensitive towards farmers, the minister said that in the past seven years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, important strides have been made in the agricultural sector, the benefits of which are reaching farmers across the country. .
“The three agricultural bills are also a step in this direction. Farmers across the country have favored the bills,” he said.
Tomar, in a written response in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, had reiterated that the government will remain open to discussions with protesting farmers’ unions to resolve issues over the three agricultural laws passed by Parliament in September of last year.
“The government has been involved in serious, sensitive and active discussions with the farmers ‘unions to solve the problems. During several rounds of discussions, the government continually asked the farmers’ unions to discuss the provisions of the agricultural laws, so that if there would be an objection to any provision, you can move towards resolving them, ”the minister had said.
But the farmers’ unions insisted only on repealing the farm laws, he added.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping on the borders of Delhi for more than seven months in protest against the three laws.
The government and unions have held 11 rounds of talks, the last on January 22, to break out of the stalemate. Talks have not been resumed after widespread violence during a tractor rally by farmers protesting on January 26.
The Supreme Court it has postponed the implementation of the three laws until further orders and created a committee to find solutions. The committee has already presented its report.