Farmers’ Protest: Due to the agitation of farmers for the last 57 days, traders in Delhi and NCR region have suffered a loss of about 50 thousand crores. At a time when the trade devastated by the Corona epidemic was on the verge of recovery, the losses caused by the farmers’ movement are very worrying for the traders. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has said this. CAT says that the government’s new proposal, which calls for the postponement of agricultural laws for a year and a half and a joint committee with farmer leaders, is quite just and fair. Therefore, now the farmers should accept this proposal keeping in mind the interests of the people and withdraw their movement.
CAT National President BC Bhartia and National General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said that if farmers still do not accept the government’s proposal then it will be presumed that they are not interested in the solution and some divisive forces use farmers to maintain problems Is doing.
Agricultural laws are not linked to farmers alone
Khandelwal said that agricultural laws are not linked to farmers alone. Around 1.25 crore traders are working in Mandis across the country. These traders not only facilitate the farmers to sell crops but also help them in many ways in their time of need. These traders provide direct employment to over 4 crore people. The agriculture law has clearly stated the removal of this important component of the supply chain. In such a situation, what will happen to the livelihood of these large numbers of people? Will they get out of their livelihood in one stroke? The interests of these people also need to be protected.
Merchants should be included in the joint committee
Bhartia and Khandelwal have appealed to the government that traders should also be given representation in the proposed joint committee. If an agreement is made without taking the businessmen into confidence, then the Agriculture Act issue will remain in dispute and all the government’s exercise so far can prove to be useless. Therefore, there should be a comprehensive solution to this controversial issue and the legitimate interest of all stakeholders should be protected.