Ferozepur: Govt exploiting farmers, alleges union
Ferozepur, September 22
Farmers beneath the banner of the Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) immediately blocked Ferozepur-Zira Highway demanding compensation for the cotton crop broken as a consequence of pink bollworm assault.
Mahindra Singh, block chief, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), mentioned the federal government has not given compensation for the destroyed cotton crop and pulses, moreover subsidy for direct seeding of paddy.
Farm chief Preetpal Singh mentioned for the previous two months, farmers had been protesting towards the ethanol plant at Mansurwala village in Zira, however the authorities was attempting to suppress the farmers, as an alternative of taking strict motion towards the house owners of the unit.
“Farmers are being exploited by the federal government. No one is considering us, which is extraordinarily painful,” mentioned a farm chief.