Narendra Singh Tomar: News

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.

03 Oct 2021


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.

20 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

17 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

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.

12 Sep 2021


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.

09 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

26 Jun 2021


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

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

14 May 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

05 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

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.

02 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

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.

30 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

22 Jan 2021

Farmers Protest

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

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

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

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

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

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.

08 Jan 2021

Piyush Goyal

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.

04 Jan 2021


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.

04 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

02 Jan 2021


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.

30 Dec 2020


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.

30 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

28 Dec 2020


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.

25 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

24 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

24 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

20 Dec 2020


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.

18 Dec 2020


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

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

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

14 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

13 Dec 2020


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.

12 Dec 2020


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.

09 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

08 Dec 2020


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.

07 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

06 Dec 2020


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.

05 Dec 2020

Piyush Goyal

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.

05 Dec 2020

West Bengal

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.

05 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.