Farmers’ Protest: Farmers’ organizations, which are protesting against the agricultural laws, have decided to jam the country-wide wheel on 6 February. Farmers’ organizations have decided to stop internet services at picket sites, to take this step to protest against the alleged harassment from the administration. Farmer leaders informed in a press conference held on Monday on the Singhu border that they will close the roads from 12 noon to 3 pm on Saturday.
Let me tell you, the demonstration of farmer organizations has been going on for two months on the borders with Delhi. Farmer leaders are adamant on the demand for withdrawal of agricultural laws from the central government. The government has taken a tough stand after the violence, nuisance and insult of the tricolor at the Red Fort on January 26, in the tractor rally of farmers’ organizations. More than 350 policemen were injured in this disturbance. Whereas, one farmer died due to tractor overturning.
Unseen even in the budget
There is the anarchy of farmer leaders that farmers were ignored in Budget 2021-22. Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav says that the government has reduced the allocation of the agriculture sector in this budget. Yadav says that the government has reduced the allocation of agriculture sector this year. This has been reduced to 4.3 percent from 5.1 percent in the last financial year.
Electricity, the water stopped at the strike site
Farmer leaders allege that electricity, water have been stopped at the picket site. The mobile toilet has also been removed. The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) of the Dharnarat farmer organizations also alleges that the Twitter account of Kisan Ekta Morcha and a user has been stalled on the tractor 2 tweeter. Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav says that action has been taken on the Twitter account on the instructions of the government. Some personal accounts have also been blocked.
Balbir Singh Rajewal, part of SKM and Punjab’s farmer leader, said that after consulting all the organizations, it has been decided to jam the wheel on February 6 unanimously. Rajewal claimed that the police have detained many people, an FIR was also registered against them.
Agricultural loan target increased by 10%
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a budget speech on Monday, has committed to farmers welfare, raising the target of agricultural loan allocation by 10 per cent to Rs 16.5 lakh crore. Along with this, Agri Infra Cess has also been announced so that the post-harvest infrastructure can be improved to increase the income of farmers.