Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

Days after protesting sunflower growers have been baton charged and forcibly evicted for blocking the National Highway-44 in close to Kurukshetra in Haryana in help of their demand to acquire the crop underneath the minimal help value by the federal government, crowds of farmers on Monday began gathering once more in help of the demand.

BKU chief Rakesh Tikait, who is anticipated to succeed in the protest website Pipli in Kurukshetra district, has already threatened a bigger agitation than the year-long protest towards the now repealed farm legal guidelines if the federal government didn’t announce a authorized assure of the MSP for procurement of crops.

As a safety measure, the federal government has imposed Section 144 in Pipli, a ruling that prohibits public gatherings in a given jurisdiction.

Farm leaders have additionally warned authorities to launch their 9 leaders, together with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) state president Gurnam Singh Charuni, who have been despatched to custody for 14 days for blocking the nationwide freeway on June 7, in any other case an enormous rally can be held on June 12.

Besides fees pertaining to rioting, they’re dealing with instances for illegal meeting, use of prison power to discourage public servants from discharging obligation and try and homicide.

The farmers have been demanding that the state authorities procure their sunflower crop at an MSP of Rs 6, 400 per quintal, as introduced for the crop by the central authorities for 2022-23.

Supporting the reason for farmers, Congress chief Randeep Surjewala on Monday requested, “Is it a crime to ask for MSP now? Is it a crime to raise the voice of the farmer? Is democratic protest a crime?”

“If this is a crime, then every farmer will commit this crime again and again. Khattar-Dushyant’s jail will be reduced. The struggle of the farmers is not going to reduce, ” Surjewala tweeted.

Amidst the rift between the state authorities and farmers, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has stated the federal government is finding out the marketplace for adequately compensating sunflower growers.

While digitally releasing Rs 29.13 crore as an interim ‘bharpai’ (compensation) to eight, 528 sunflower farmers rising the crop on 36, 414 acres of land on Saturday, the Chief Minister gave a transparent message that some individuals are making an attempt to create confusion among the many farmers claiming that his authorities doesn’t take care of the farmers.

“I would like to clarify that despite challenges, the Centre or the state government is taking pro-farmer policies.”

The authorities has included sunflower within the Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana underneath which farmers shall be paid Rs 1, 000 per quintal if produce is promoting beneath the MSP.

Kurukshetra district has the very best manufacturing of sunflower and its foremost procurement centre is Shahbad. Besides, the sunflower buy centres have been arrange at locations of Ambala, Yamunanagar, Karnal, and Panchkula districts.

Hafed has began procurement of sunflower crops for the primary time and has introduced to stay out there until the procurement course of is accomplished within the mandis.

It has been procuring sunflowers on the charge of Rs 4, 850 per quintal in Shahbad. With the Chief Minister giving interim aid of Rs 1, 000 per quintal underneath the Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana, now the acquisition of sunflower in Haryana has raised to Rs 5, 800 per quintal.

At current, sunflowers are being bought in Punjab between Rs 3, 800 and Rs 4, 200.

To pacify the farmers, the Chief Minister on Sunday introduced the opening of a sunflower oil manufacturing facility in Kurukshetra, which can have a capability of 20, 000 metric tonnes.

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