Farmers urge PM to withdraw from RCEP

  • | Monday | 16th September, 2019

Say pact to join regional economic partnership will unsettle domestic farmingSTRAP: Say the agreement would unsettle domestic farmingTribune News ServiceAmritsar, September 15Fearing dumping of agri-products from developed nations, farmers protesting under the banner of Kisan Sangarsh Committee (KSC) have asked the Union Government to withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). India hosted representatives of all 16 nations (who are part of the RCEP negotiations) during two-day talks in Delhi that ended on Sunday. To make their voices heard, farmers held protests to mobilise support over the matter on Sunday. Sakatar Singh Kotla, another farmer leader, said: “ The 16 RCEP countries include 10 ASEAN nations, besides Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and India. Indian farmers are already battling with continuous increasing input cost and low procurement price.”

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