Farmers begin indefinite stir over delay in crop loss aid

Farmers begin indefinite stir over delay in crop loss aid



Tribune Information Service

Bathinda, November 17

Farmers below the banner of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (non-political) and Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Sidhupur) staged protests and blocked roads in Mansa district and within the Talwandi Sabo space of Bathinda district demanding compensation for cotton crop loss as a result of pink bollworm infestation and revoking of ‘purple’ entries in income data of farmers for burning paddy stubble.

These protests have been held in six districts of the state, together with Mukerian, Faridkot, Amritsar, Mansa, Patiala and Bathinda. Farmer leaders have introduced that the stir would proceed for an indefinite interval.

Lakhbir Singh, president of the union mentioned, “Farmers are nonetheless ready for the compensation for the cotton crop loss as a result of pink bollworm infestation however the state authorities has been ignoring us for lengthy now. Households of farmers whose member died through the farm agitation haven’t been offered compensation or authorities jobs.” He mentioned, “Premature rain broken paddy this season however no compensation was offered for that both. Circumstances registered in opposition to farmers and ‘purple’ entries of their income data for burning paddy stubble should be revoked. Work at sugarcane mills has not resumed but.”

Farmers had been protesting outdoors the DC workplace in Mansa for previous 36 days however when the state authorities didn’t fulfil their calls for, they determined to launch an indefinite agitation and blocked roads in six districts.

In the meantime, commuters needed to face a number of inconvenience as a result of highway blockades. A few of them remained caught in visitors jams for hours whereas others took various routes or inside roads to succeed in their respective locations.





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