These constant attacks have left several people dead, cattle injured, crops and buildings damaged and farmlands barren.
Under this scheme, which has been started with the aim of saving rain water, raising greenery and increasing prosperity, work is being undertaken across 4,000 gram panchayats.
Additional Chief Secretary (MSME) Navneet Sehgal cleared the consignment of Siddhartha Nagar’s famous black rice, ordered by Singapore company Kapilvastu Kisan Nirmata Company Ltd.
Stalin said six months has passed since the farmers are agitating against the three farm laws passed by the Union government.
Last year, mango trade was adversely affected due to lockdown which prevented transportation and exports of the fruit. Business was hit further due to unavailability of labour and pesticides.
Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, the central government provides assistance of Rs 6,000 per financial year to the beneficiary farmers of the scheme. These amounts are transferred directly to the farmers’ accounts.
“Data consolidation (both at macro and real-time farm-level), lack of infrastructure awareness in data processing, and its availability have been some of the key challenges faced by the sector today.
At intervals of every 4 months, the government sends 3 installments of Rs 2-2 thousand to farmers. The government has already put all the three installments of the current financial year in the bank accounts of farmers. It is believed that the government can give gifts to the farmers by putting the next installment before Holi.
A video clip showing Sohit Ahlawat, 27, riding a tractor over his wheat crop at Kulchana village in Chandpur tehsil went viral on messenger apps.
“Government’s intention is good. These farm laws are good. But yes, there are some apprehensions and they need to be removed,” Sodhi said.
Rakesh is the second son of farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait, an influential figure in Muzaffarnagar, who is credited with having founded the Uttar Pradesh branch of the BKU on October 17, 1986.
The all-party meeting is convened for the government to put forth its legislative agenda before political parties. Leaders from various parties flag issues they wish to raise during the meeting.
According to Ashok Dalwai, the president of the committee constituted to achieve the goal of doubling the farmers’ income, the new law emphasises on the interests of the farmers.
Speaking to mediapersons after the meeting with farmers, Tomar said: “We have told the farmers that MSP will continue. There is no need to be doubtful about MSP, and there is no threat to it.”
According to the report, sowing for the rabi, or winter, crop season had already covered 348 lakh hectare (ha) by November 27. That is 4 per cent more than in the whole of the previous season and 2 per cent above the average of the past five years.
Earlier, National President of the JJP and former MP Ajay Singh Chautala had asked the Centre to bring a law on MSP.
Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been marching to Delhi with the demand to roll back the farm laws introduced by the Centre.
The groups announced they would stage sit-in protests outside the residences of the state BJP leaders, besides deciding to continue with the suspension of trains and blocking of road networks near toll plazas.
Addressing a press conference here, Javadekar said that nearly 60 per cent of the country’s population was linked to agriculture sector, but their contribution to India’s Gross Domestic Product was just around 10 to 15 per cent, which needed improvement.
Besides Jha, Congress Lok Sabha member from Kerala, TN Prathapan, and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Rajya Sabha member Tiruchi Siva have moved the apex court against these laws.
Talking to IANS, the Agriculture Minister said that the two important bills related to agriculture are not being opposed by farmers, but the Congress is giving it political colour in pursuit of vested interests.
These Bills passed amidst massive objections from opposition parties have resulted in farmers, particularly from Punjab and Haryana, launching protests which since then have spread far and wide.
While talking to mediapersons, Dalal said: “It is a historical moment for the Haryana farmers as the new Agriculture acts will give financial freedom to farmers across the state and will reduce the role of middlemen.
In a veiled warning to the BJP, Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, during the debate in the House, said his party can sacrifice anything for farmers’ interests as he came out strongly against the three farm sector-related bills – one passed earlier – and asked the Centre to address the concerns of farmers.
The protests are preceded by sit-ins across Punjab and might increase after 14th September when the Monsoon session meeting will end.