New Delhi, Jan. 22 -- : Stalemate persisted between the government and farmers after the eleventh round of talks on Friday with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stating that they had urged protesting farmer unions to reconsider the proposal for putting on hold implementation of new farm laws for about 18 months.

The minister told reporters that the talks remained inconclusive.

"Dignity was maintained but I feel the interest of farmers was not kept supreme during the dialogue and that's why a conclusion could not be reached," he said

Tomar said the farmer unions conveyed during the talks that they had rejected the government's proposal to put the implementation of new farm laws "on hold" for around one-and-a-half years and insist...