Listen to the news
- Representatives of farmer organizations from all over the country will meet in Delhi on October 27 and take a final decision on new agricultural laws, preparing to protest against the government
- Signs of not being willing to accept below minimum support price even in open market, farmers can demand written agreement not to abolish APMC
Farmers, annoyed by the new agricultural laws, can make Parali a ‘weapon’ to make the government speak. In spite of the ban on burning of straw, some farmers may continue to burn the straw. Representatives of farmer organizations from all over the country will gather in the capital Delhi on October 27 to decide the final outline of the protest against the new agricultural laws. Farmers have hinted at agreeing to no less than a written agreement to grant the minimum support price right in the open market and never ending APMC mandis.
Jagmohan Singh, member of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, told Amar Ujala that a meeting of Punjab-Haryana farmers will be chalked out on October 20 in Chandigarh. The final strategy of the protest will be decided on 27 October in Delhi. Till then the towers of a particular company will not be allowed to run in Punjab.
Before this, farmers have visited the houses of 20 BJP leaders and adopted a strategy to protest against the farmers bill. The BJP’s program of ‘convincing’ farmers on the agricultural bill has also been spoiled by the farmers with strong opposition. It is expected to protest and move forward.
With farmer on burning stubble
Jagmohan Singh said that Parali is our big problem, but they oppose any program of mass burning. But if for some reason a farmer burns straw in his fields and the government opposes it, then he will support the farmers fully. He said that the government should pay 200 rupees per quintal to the farmers for not burning the straw.
Indeed, the biggest doubt on the new agricultural bill to farmers is that the government can abolish the system of APMC mandis and minimum support price through the open market. Farmers say that it is not mandatory to implement the minimum support price in the open market, the price that the government does not have to pay itself, and which the private sector has to pay. Farmers want legal rights from the government towards this so that no harm can be done to these rights later on.