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Hundreds of farmers are standing on the border of Delhi in protest against the new agricultural laws, meanwhile, the Central Government has called farmers for talks today, three days before the fixed date of December 3.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has invited farmers unions for talks at three o’clock this afternoon.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Sanjay Aggarwal issued a letter calling the leaders of the farmers union to Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi for talks with a high-level committee of ministers of the Government of India. The Ministry of Agriculture has invited a total of 32 unions and their leaders for talks.

To consider this invitation of the Central Government, the leaders of farmer unions will meet at this morning. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that all those unions and their leaders who were involved in the first round of talks have been called for talks.

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Earlier on Monday, the farmers had said that they had reached Delhi to fight a ‘decisive battle’ and would continue their protest till their demands were met.

The protesters have warned of closing five entry points in Delhi. Farmers’ organizations say that people of Amritsar region, who have stopped to celebrate Guru Purab, can also reach the border on Tuesday.

Even before this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had offered to negotiate before the scheduled time of December 3, which was rejected by the farmers organizations saying that they want to negotiate without any condition.

After this, on Monday morning, Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Agriculture Minister Tomar for the second time within 24 hours.

At the same time, the supply of vegetables and fruits to the city has been affected due to the ongoing farmer movement on the Singhu and Tikari borders of the capital Delhi.

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The supply in Azadpur, Delhi’s biggest fruit and vegetable market, has halved.

Due to short supply, the cost of seasonal vegetables has increased from 50 to 100 rupees.