Govt rejects trade distortion charge, will protect farmers

Tags: Agriculture
Trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday it was wrong to label India's farm procurement policies as distorting world markets and that the government was committed to defending the interests of farmers.

Sitharaman told parliament that the Bali trade accord should be concluded as a package, linking India's ratification of a trade facilitation treaty to movement on a parallel pact on stockpiling of food.

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