Farmers from Punjab, Haryana stage protest in Delhi over agricultural payments; detained


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 16

Farmers from Punjab and Haryana staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in opposition to payments on meals and agriculture reform on Wednesday.

Police detained the farmers whereas they have been protesting. Tribune photograph: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Police detained the farmers whereas they have been protesting. The Centre launched the Bills on meals and agriculture reform within the Lok Sabha on Monday. The proposed legislations search to offer barrier-free commerce for farmers’ produce exterior notified farm mandis, and empower farmers to enter into farming agreements with personal gamers earlier than manufacturing on the market of agri-produce.

The Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill have been launched in parliament on Monday.

Farmers from Punjab and Haryana staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.Tribune photograph: Manas Ranjan Bhui

 


Farmers have maintained that they’re being compelled to take to streets due to the apathetic perspective of the central authorities over their demand for the withdrawal of the Bills.

Farmers have expressed apprehension over proposed legislations. Tribune photograph: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Farmers have expressed apprehension that these would pave the best way for the dismantling of the minimal assist worth (MSP) system and they’d be on the “mercy” of huge corporates.



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