New Delhi: On the one hand, there is a farmers’ movement against the new agricultural laws (on the other hand, there are farmers’ protests) and many farmers’ organizations have come out in support of these laws. Even today, due to the visit of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the farmers have shown their support for the new agricultural laws. Leaders of the Indian Farmers’ Union (IFU) have appealed to the agriculture minister not to repeal agricultural laws. On the other hand, farmers along the Sinha border have announced to intensify the agitation and have formulated further strategies.
‘Law not repealed’
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the leaders of the Indian Farmers’ Union have come to meet him at Krishi Bhavan. This time around, everyone has strongly supported these laws. He said that a great work has been done under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Farmers have fully supported the new law. Earlier, Haryana farmers’ organizations met the agriculture minister and handed over letters in support of the new law. The government says the law is in the interest of farmers.
‘Farmers are benefiting’
Speaking at the Agro-Food Processing Summit organized by the Agrovision Foundation through virtual media, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the reforms introduced in the agricultural sector through the new law implemented by the Central Government would benefit the farmers of the country. Regarding the farmers ‘movement, the Union Agriculture Minister said, “Some farmers’ organizations are implementing this movement, which is giving an explanation about the benefits to the farmers. In the next few years, these reforms will be of great benefit to the agricultural world and will be of immense benefit to the farmers.
The shouting border is closed from tomorrow
Farmers, on the other hand, are stranded in all border areas of the NCR. They are not ready to back down from their demands, the farmers are constantly demanding that the government should repeal the law. Talks between farmers and the government from round to round have also failed miserably. The farmers have also returned the written proposal of the government. After the closure of India, farmers staged nationwide protests on December 14. Now the farmers have announced to close the screaming border completely. The Uttar Pradesh Farmers Association has announced that the Chilla border will be completely closed tomorrow (December 16). The farmers’ association has warned that the government will not be able to stand in front of us. This is just the government of Ambani and Adani.
1-14-1 ‘Farmers martyred!
A meeting of farmers’ associations was held at Delhi’s Sinhu border today. In the meeting, farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dhalewala said that two meetings have been held at Punjab and national level. In these meetings, tributes were paid to the farmers who were ‘martyred’ during the movement. He claimed that one farmer is being martyred every day, so far 1-14-1-14 farmers have been ‘martyred’. “This is an anti-farmer government, the farmers of the country are now awake,” said farmer leader Ish Shipal Amawata while targeting the government. The ordinance should be returned as it was brought, he said. Silence will be observed for the farmers who lost their lives during Andon on the 20th. “We are here to make sacrifices,” he said.
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What are the demands
Explain that out of the three new laws implemented by the Central Government, the Leaders of Farmers Associations, Farmers Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Price Insurance and Agricultural Services Agreement Act 201. Are making such demands. 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020. However, the list of demands of farmers is long. Farmers’ union leaders are also demanding a new law to guarantee the purchase of all notified crops at the Minimum Support Price (MSP), while the government has given a written assurance to continue the existing system of harvesting crops on MSP. In addition, he said, their demands include removing the provision of severe punishment and fines in the ordinance for inciting confusion and withdrawing the Electricity (Amendment) Bill.