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Centre calls farmers for meeting over farm laws on December 30 in Delhi

The Centre on Monday issued its sixth invite to the protesting farmers for a meeting on Wednesday, December 30, in Delhi to discuss the three contentious farm laws, a day after farmers’ unions agreed to restart negotiations with the government in a bid to resolve the stalemate.

The invite comes in the wake of one of the largest strikes by the farmers’ unions on the borders of the national capital in decades to demand that the Centre revoke the three laws approved by Parliament in September.

The three laws essentially change the way India’s farmers do business by creating free markets, as opposed to a network of decades-old, government marketplaces, allowing traders to stockpile essential commodities for future sales and laying down a national framework for contract farming.

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