Articles about Narendra Singh Tomar

Narendra Singh Tomar is a senior political leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A Member of Parliament from the constituency of Morena, Madhya Pradesh, Tomar is also the current Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare in the PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Tomar has been with the BJP since the 1980s and has held important posts over the years, both within the party and the state/central governments. He was a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2008. After a brief stint in the Rajya Sabha, Tomar has been a member of the Lok Sabha since 2009. He has held various ministries in successive NDA central governments since 2014. Notably, the three new much-debated farm laws passed by the Centre in 2020, namely Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection Agreement) on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, were enacted under Tomar’s ministership.

Singhu border protest spells trouble, losses for shopkeepers, commuters

03 Oct 2021

India
Singhu border protest spells trouble, losses for shopkeepers, commuters

Farmers have been sitting at Delhi's Singhu border for over 10 months, blocking the highway, protesting against the government's agricultural laws.

Centre plans to create unique IDs, database for farmers

20 Sep 2021

India
Centre plans to create unique IDs, database for farmers

The central government is reportedly planning to create unique IDs and a database for farmers to help them "seamlessly" avail all farm-related services under various government schemes.

MP: Gadkari lays foundation stones of Rs. 9,577cr-worth road projects

17 Sep 2021

India
MP: Gadkari lays foundation stones of Rs. 9,577cr-worth road projects

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 34 road projects worth Rs. 9,577 crore in Madhya Pradesh and said more such projects worth Rs. one lakh crore will be sanctioned by the Centre for the state in the coming days.

Bhupendra Patel to be sworn-in as Gujarat CM, replacing Rupani

12 Sep 2021

Politics
Bhupendra Patel to be sworn-in as Gujarat CM, replacing Rupani

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat announced on Sunday that Ghatlodia MLA Bhupendra Patel has been elected the new leader of the legislature party.

PM transfers about Rs. 19,500 crore to over 9.75cr farmers

09 Aug 2021

India
PM transfers about Rs. 19,500 crore to over 9.75cr farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually transferred about Rs. 19,500 crore to over 9.75 crore beneficiaries farmers under the government's PM-KISAN scheme.

Farmers mark 7 months of protest, Minister urges 'end it'

26 Jun 2021

India
Farmers mark 7 months of protest, Minister urges 'end it'

The farmers' protest in India, which began last November, today completes seven months.

Modi releases Rs. 20,000 crore to farmers' accounts under PM-KISAN

14 May 2021

India
Modi releases Rs. 20,000 crore to farmers' accounts under PM-KISAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the eighth installment of financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing on Friday.

Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

05 Feb 2021

Politics
Farmers being instigated: Agriculture Minister in Parliament

Amid massive protests against three farm reforms, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said farmers are being instigated and that the agitation is limited to just one state.

Farmers plan to block roads across the nation on Saturday

02 Feb 2021

India
Farmers plan to block roads across the nation on Saturday

Agitating farmers have announced that they will block state and national highways for three hours on February 6, Saturday, to lodge protest against three farm laws, suspension of internet services in select areas, as well as the Union Budget presented yesterday.

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

30 Jan 2021

India
Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

Addressing an all-party meeting on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi reiterated the Centre stands by the offer made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers to suspend the three new farm laws for 18 months.

Farmers protest: Government hardens stance, says 'ball in your court'

22 Jan 2021

India
Farmers protest: Government hardens stance, says 'ball in your court'

A three-member team of Union Ministers sat down with several farmer leaders for the eleventh round of talks to negotiate a resolution for the ongoing protests.

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

21 Jan 2021

India
Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

Roughly 500 farmer groups under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday rejected the government's proposal to resolve the ongoing protests against the new agricultural laws.

Government ready to suspend contentious farm laws for 1.5 years

20 Jan 2021

India
Government ready to suspend contentious farm laws for 1.5 years

In a major development in the deadlock between the central government and protesting farmers, farmer leaders said the Centre is ready to suspend the three contentious laws that triggered the agitation.

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

16 Jan 2021

India
Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

15 Jan 2021

India
Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

The farmers and Centre will hold the ninth round of talks today at 12 PM, for the first time since the Supreme Court put a stay on the implementation of three laws that triggered a massive protest.

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

14 Jan 2021

India
Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

Bhupinder Singh Mann, the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union, on Thursday quit the four-member committee formed by Supreme Court to talk with farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws for over a month.

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

08 Jan 2021

India
Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

04 Jan 2021

India
Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

The seventh round of talks between the government and farmers to resolve protests against the new agricultural laws remained inconclusive.

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

04 Jan 2021

India
Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.

Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail

02 Jan 2021

India
Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail

Farmer unions protesting the three newly-enacted central farm laws on Friday threatened to shut all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana if the Centre fails to meet their demands during the next, seventh round of talks on January 4.

Consensus reached on 2 issues: Government after meeting with farmers

30 Dec 2020

India
Consensus reached on 2 issues: Government after meeting with farmers

The central government on Wednesday held the sixth round of talks with farmers protesting against new agricultural laws.

Farm unions, Centre to hold sixth round of talks today

30 Dec 2020

India
Farm unions, Centre to hold sixth round of talks today

The protesting farm unions will hold the sixth round of talks with the Centre on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing deadlock over the three contentious farm laws passed in the Parliament back in September.

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

28 Dec 2020

India
Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

The central government has invited farmers for a fresh round of talks at 2 pm on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing protests over new agricultural laws.

PM Modi releases Rs. 18,000cr to help nine crore farmers

25 Dec 2020

India
PM Modi releases Rs. 18,000cr to help nine crore farmers

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released one tranche of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme amounting to Rs. 18,000 crore which will benefit over nine crore farmers.

Government invites farmers for talks; says MSP discussions 'not logical'

24 Dec 2020

India
Government invites farmers for talks; says MSP discussions 'not logical'

The central government on Thursday extended an invitation to farmer unions for talks once again as protests against new agricultural laws have continued for a month.

Protesting farmers are 'open to talks' but want concrete proposal

24 Dec 2020

India
Protesting farmers are 'open to talks' but want concrete proposal

Farmers, protesting at the borders of Delhi for nearly a month now, have replied to the Centre saying they are not averse to talks but the government should come up with a concrete proposal.

Farmers threaten to block Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to intensify protest

20 Dec 2020

India
Farmers threaten to block Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to intensify protest

Farmers protesting against the Centre's new agricultural laws have threatened to block the Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Agriculture Minister writes letter to farmers, PM urges to read

18 Dec 2020

India
Agriculture Minister writes letter to farmers, PM urges to read

On Thursday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar wrote an eight-page-long letter to farmers, in a bid to address their concerns associated with three farm laws.

Centre's talks bound to fail: Supreme Court on farmers' protest

16 Dec 2020

India
Centre's talks bound to fail: Supreme Court on farmers' protest

The Supreme Court on Wednesday spoke on the farmers' agitation for the first time, noting that Centre's negotiations don't work, also predicting that they are bound to fail in the future.

Farmers say will "make" government repeal laws, road blockade planned

16 Dec 2020

India
Farmers say will "make" government repeal laws, road blockade planned

Toughening their stand, farmers' leaders on Tuesday declared that they will make the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, repeal three agricultural reforms.

Farmers go on hunger strike, agitation against agricultural laws intensifies

14 Dec 2020

India
Farmers go on hunger strike, agitation against agricultural laws intensifies

The farmers' agitation against the three controversial agricultural laws is set to intensify today, as heads of all farmers' unions began a hunger strike at 8 am. The strike will end at 5 pm.

Farmers to block Delhi-Jaipur highway today to escalate protests

13 Dec 2020

India
Farmers to block Delhi-Jaipur highway today to escalate protests

Thousands of farmers have planned to stage a tractor rally on Sunday blocking the Delhi-Jaipur highway in protest against the central government's new agricultural laws.

Farmers plan tractor rally to block Delhi-Jaipur highway tomorrow

12 Dec 2020

India
Farmers plan tractor rally to block Delhi-Jaipur highway tomorrow

Thousands of farmers from Rajasthan have planned to take out a tractor rally to block the Delhi-Jaipur highway on Sunday in protest of the central government's new agricultural laws.

Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

09 Dec 2020

India
Yesterday's talks failed, government to send new proposal to farmers

After a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah didn't yield the desired results, the Centre will now send a new proposal to farmers, who have been protesting against three agricultural laws.

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

08 Dec 2020

India
Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

07 Dec 2020

Politics
Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.

Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

06 Dec 2020

India
Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

Boxer Vijender Singh (35) on Sunday said that he will return his 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' award if the government does not withdraw the three contentious farm laws.

Next round of farmers' meeting with government on December 9

05 Dec 2020

India
Next round of farmers' meeting with government on December 9

Representatives of the protesting farmers and the government sat down for the fifth round of talks on Saturday amid the brouhaha over the Centre's new agricultural bills.

As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

05 Dec 2020

India
As farmers threaten nationwide shutdown, Centre may amend laws: Report

Ahead of the fifth round of talks between representatives of protesting farmers and the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a meeting at his house Saturday.

Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

05 Dec 2020

Politics
Top ministers reach PM's house ahead of meeting with farmers

Before the Centre is set to have another round of dialogue with farmers, to address their concerns linked to agricultural reforms, top ministers of the cabinet reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, multiple reports said.