Umbrella Body of Protesting Farmer Unions to Hold Meeting, Respond to Centre’s LetterDecember 25, 2020
New Delhi: Protesting farmer unions are doubtless to maintain a gathering on Friday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to work together with farmers throughout a cash switch occasion because the agitation at Delhi’s borders in opposition to the brand new Agri legal guidelines is about to full a month.
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella physique of 40 farmer unions protesting at three border factors of Delhi — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — is anticipated to meet later within the day to focus on the Centre’s letter and reply to it formally.
On Thursday, the protesting farmer unions alleged that the federal government’s newest letter for talks is nothing however a propaganda in opposition to the peasants to create an impression that they don’t seem to be occupied with dialogue and requested it to put the scrapping of the three current farm legal guidelines within the agenda to resume the parleys.
The Union Agriculture ministry whereas extending a contemporary invite, nonetheless, made it clear that it could not be “logical” to embrace within the agenda any new demand associated to minimal assist worth (MSP), saying it was out of the purview of the brand new farm legal guidelines.
The ministry additionally reiterated it’s prepared to discover a “logical solution” to the problems raised by protesting farmer unions. With the push of a button, Prime Minister Modi will allow the switch of greater than Rs 18,000 crore to over 9 crore beneficiary households.
The quantity would be the subsequent instalment of monetary advantages to farmers below the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN).
The protests have led to closure of roads in Delhi, and diversions have additionally brought on visitors congestions. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Delhi Traffic Police mentioned Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari, Saboli and Mangesh borders have been closed for visitors.
“Pl take alternate routes via Lampur,Safiabad,Palla & Singhu school toll tax borders.Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba & GTK road. Pl avoid Outer Ring Rd,GTK road & NH 44,” the division mentioned in a tweet. In one other tweet, the visitors police mentioned Chilla and Ghazipur borders have been closed for visitors coming from Noida and Ghaziabad to Delhi.
“People are advised to take alternative route for coming to Delhi via Anand Vihar, DND, Apsara, Bhopra & Loni borders,” it talked about. In an advisory, the Delhi Traffic Police mentioned NH-44 past Singhu Border has been closed for basic visitors with impact from Saturday, and diversions have been made accordingly to keep away from inconvenience to the general public.
According to one other advisory, vehicular visitors going to Haryana from NH-44 through Palla purple mild is being diverted from NIIT to Holambi 100-foot-road and DSIDC 80-foot-road to move by way of Lampur border and Safiabad border. Another diversion is from the U-turn close to DSIDC and Singhu village reduce in the direction of the Singhu college toll tax. Vehicular visitors coming from Haryana through Safiabad, Saboli, Pau Maniyari borders is being diverted from the Safiabad More, Saboli More, Ramdev Chowk and sector-A/5 Narela through Raja Harish Chander hospital in the direction of NH-44 to go to Delhi.
Vehicles coming from Lampur border is being diverted in the direction of Grain Mandi after which Munim ka Bagh through Harish Chander purple mild to NH-44. Vehicular visitors coming from Azadpur Mandi to GTK depot can be diverted from GTK depot in the direction of Rohini. Vehicles coming from Mukandpur to Singhu border can be diverted in the direction of Mukandpur, the advisory said.
Enacted in September, the three farm legal guidelines have been projected by the Centre as main reforms within the agriculture sector that may take away the middlemen and permit farmers to promote their produce wherever within the nation. However, the protesting farmers have expressed the apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the best way for eliminating the security cushion of the MSP and dispose of the “mandi” (wholesale market) system, leaving them on the mercy of massive corporates.