Chandigarh, February 26
A gaggle of farmers protesting towards the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines on Friday stopped a wheat-laden train in Punjab’s Moga district.
The train was stopped on the Dagru railway station after it got here out of a privately-owned grain silo in Dagru village, the police mentioned.
The protesting farmers sat down on the tracks, saying they’d not enable the train to exit of the state, they added.
The transfer was a part of the protesting farmers’ agitation towards massive corporates, mentioned Baldev Singh Zeera, state normal secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Krantikari).
Thousands of farmers have been protesting since late final November at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and the Farm Services Act, 2020; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these legal guidelines would pave the best way for the dismantling of the minimal assist value (MSP) system, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive corporates.
However, the federal government has maintained that the brand new legal guidelines will deliver higher alternatives to farmers and introduce new applied sciences in agriculture. —PTI