Paddy farmers stage sit-in, search crop loss reduction
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 14
A lot of farmers below the banner of the BKU (Ekta Sidhupur) held a dharna in entrance of the Deputy Commissioner’s workplace right here as we speak. They have been demanding compensation for the loss triggered to the paddy crop as a result of dwarfing illness and for cattle deaths as a result of lumpy pores and skin illness. They raised slogans towards the federal government.
Addressing the protesters, Gurmeet Singh, district president of the union, stated it was unlucky that on the time when paddy crop was about to ripen, it had been affected by dwarfing virus in lots of villages of Khera, Bassi Pathana and Amloh blocks within the district.
Anticipating a low yield, farmers had ploughed the fields, resulting in an enormous loss, Gurmeet stated. He stated earlier as a result of low yield of wheat crop, the farmers had suffered heavy losses.
The union chief stated the demise of cattle as a result of lumpy pores and skin illness had worsened their monetary woes.
Urging the federal government order a girdawari of the affected space and of lifeless animals as a result of illness, he sought enough compensation for the affected farmers in order that they might begin life afresh.
He warned if the federal government didn’t concede to their calls for, then an agitation could be launched.
Farmer leaders Gurjit Singh, Mohindra Singh, Jasbir Singh, Gurdev Singh, Surendra Singh and others additionally addressed the protesters.
Later, the farmers submitted a memorandum to the DC on this regard. — OC
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