Farmers Protest Part 2 – What are the farmers’ demands?

Courtesy pic:

The purpose of the farmers protest march is to voice opposition to the unsuccessful and disappointing outcome of yesterday’s crucial second round of negotiations between Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Arjun Munda and the heads of farmer unions.

Punjab farmer unions have returned two years after forcing the Modi administration to rescind three farm laws as a result of a year-long protest at Delhi’s borders. This time, their demands include a formal guarantee of the minimum support price for crops.

After negotiations in Chandigarh came to a standstill, the decision was made to march to Delhi, or Delhi Chalo.

farmers protest
Courtesy pic:

Farmers Protest Part 2 – What are the farmers’ demands?

Legislation stipulating the minimum support price (MSP) for all crops and directing crop prices in accordance with the findings of the Dr. M. S. Swaminathan Commission. Additional requests are as follows:

1.A law guaranteeing the minimum support price (MSP) for all crops and setting crop prices in conformity with the report of the Dr. M. S. Swaminathan Commission are the two main demands in the farmers’ 12-point agenda. The other requirements are:

2.Complete debt forgiveness for labourers and farmers;

3.Application of the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, which stipulates payment at four times the collector rate and requires farmers’ written consent prior to acquisition;

4.Punishment for those responsible for the killings in Lakhimpur Kheri in October 2021;

5.India ought to halt all free trade agreements and leave the World Trade Organisation (WTO);

6.Pensions for agricultural workers and farmers;

7.Compensation, including a job for one family member, for farmers who lost their lives during the protest in Delhi;

9.Bill 2020, the Electricity Amendment, ought to be abandoned;

10.200 (rather than 100) days of MGNREGA work each year, a Rs. 700 daily wage, and the program’s connection to agriculture;

11.Strict fines and punishments for businesses making counterfeit fertilisers, insecticides, and seeds; increases in seed quality;

12.National commission for spices, including chilli and turmeric; protect indigenous peoples’ rights to land, water, and forests.

farmers protest
Courtesy pic:

On farmers protest, Arjun Munda said, “We can work on ways to find solutions.”

Tuesday was Union Minister Arjun Munda’s day to reiterate the government’s commitment to protecting farmers’ welfare. He said that the government is open to discussing a variety of issues and can strive to determine answers.

“I recommend farmers to use caution when handling these chemicals because the government has received reports of many people trying to contaminate the air.” The Indian government places a high premium on the welfare of farmers. There is agreement on a few issues. We are willing to talk about any and all issues, and we can work on finding answers to them,” Mr. Munda said. — ANI

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.