From farmers to shopkeepers to labourers, all contribute to sustain farmers’ demonstration in long run
Employees, shopkeepers and individuals from Scheduled Caste communities who generally don’t have land holdings, likewise add to the agitation. (Representational)
TO SUSTAIN the farmers’ agitation in the coming days, farmers from Haryana villages have actually started donating Rs 100 per acre to regional leaders to manage the transportation and food products. In some towns, farmers provide Rs 200 to Rs 500 per acre while some even contribute in thousands for the stir. The collection is growing fast with a sentiment picking up speed that the ongoing farm agitation is meant to secure the lands of farmers from corporates.
” I have actually deposited Rs 85,000 for the agitation as part of our contribution for 160 families of our clan who have 850 acres in the village,” farmer Pradeep Sihag told The Indian Express Sihag is from Sisai village of Hisar district, which is the greatest town of Haryana in terms of population and size. Sihag approximates the town has a population of over 35,000 while farmers here have around 15,000 acres of land.
” Almost every farmer has actually currently deposited their share of donation following a choice by the villagers some days ago. Now, the collection stands at practically Rs 15 lakh from farmers of our town. A previous sarpanch, Rajesh Sihag, has actually contributed Rs 1.11 lakh for the agitation,” states Sihag, adding, “We are combating to secure our land. If we succeed to conserve our land with such contributions, such donations won’t be a huge offer for us. We need to combat to get fair prices of crops in mandis but this time our land is being targeted by the corporates.”
The villagers set up food and transportation services for those who go to Tikri border from the village to sign up with dharna there. One vehicle has specially been arranged to supply milk and food items to the agitators at Tikri border daily from Sisai town. Much of the vehicle owners take only fuel charges in lieu of providing transportation services for the agitators. 4 buses loaded with ladies and kids went to Tikri from the town Wednesday but the bus owners took just fuel charges from the agitators. With growing beliefs in favour of farmers, even local leaders of BJP and JJP do not decline to provide their share of financial help. “Initially, I am a farmer, then a politician,” states a JJP leader from Hisar district, who has actually given his share of contribution as per his land keeping in his town.
The state has 7,088 villages with some having agricultural land holdings in hundreds while others have land holdings in a couple of thousands. Like Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s native town Nindana (Rohtak) has 8,836 acres of land while Nangal village of Karnal district has 1,000 acres.
A farmer leader from Jind, Ramphal Kandela said that apart from farmers, other sections of society are also providing contributions. For instance, labourers donate at the rate of Rs 100 per household. “A minimum quantity is gathered from every family now with a sense that the agitation might continue for months,” stated Kandela.
Workers, store owners and individuals from Scheduled Caste communities who usually do not have land holdings, likewise add to the agitation. With the help of these funds, villagers run langers (community kitchen area) at the borders of their villages and at the borders of Delhi. The agitation is going on for the past one and half months versus 3 main farm laws, which have been described as “anti-farmer” by the agitators.
A previous Haryana IAS officer, S K Goyal, who has actually backed the farmers in their ongoing agitation, states every section of society is providing aid to agitators. Goyal has currently visited over half a dozen villages of Bhiwani districts to make farmers mindful about the “adverse effects” of the 3 farm laws.
” If the agitation continues for long, it would further wear down the base of judgment dispensation extremely fast. Keeping in view the beliefs of farmers and cold, the government must repeal these farm laws as early as possible,” Goyal said.
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