Asserting that agriculture is always on top priority for the central government, the ministry said: "The Government of India is always committed to protect the interest of farmers and is always open for discussions."
"In this meeting, various issues related to farmers' welfare were discussed for about two hours," the ministry said.
At the end of the meeting, two memorandums on behalf of the farmer unions were submitted to Secretary Sanjay Agrawal, it added.
After the meeting, farmer representatives told reporters thatthey boycotted the meeting as there was no minister present to hear them out.
They protested outside Krishi Bhavan and tore copies of new farm laws.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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