Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, urging him to take motion on the calls for raised by 32 farmer unions on the assembly with the Congress celebration in Chandigarh final Friday.
In his letter, Mr Sidhu wrote, “That is to deliver to your consideration and request for crucial motion, upon the calls for raised by 32 Farmer Unions on the assembly known as by them with Congress Get together on 10 September 2021 in Chandigarh.”
“Firstly, they demand the cancellation of unjust and unfair FIRs registered towards the farmer unions resulting from instances of violence throughout the agitation within the state,” mentioned Mr Sidhu.
“Congress Get together has supported the farmers in each endeavour for the reason that starting of the agitation and our authorities has facilitated the protesting farmers by offering most help to their protests towards the three black legal guidelines and for the legalisation of MSP,” his letter learn.
“But, some FIRs have been registered resulting from untoward incidences and authorities may arrange a mechanism to contemplate every case on compassionate grounds and cancelling of all unfair instances,” he added.
“Secondly, farmers concern the demand for land data – “fard“, to demarcate particulars of land possession earlier than procurement as ordered by the central authorities is unjust, and I personally consider it’s unfair and towards a lot of farmers who’re sowing crops by taking land on lease, and resulting from “Sanjha Mushtarkha Khata” with no clear land possession as for many years, partition of land has not occurred in lots of elements of our state. Whereas many homeowners of the land at the moment are residing overseas. That is additionally an assault on the resilient system of procurement by MSP by means of arthiyas and to push the farmers away from APMC mandis in the direction of non-public markets the place no such data are being demanded.
“Thus, I strongly really feel that the central authorities is definitely creating “One Nation, Two Markets” with completely different guidelines for APMC and personal markets. This injustice we should struggle towards,” mentioned Mr Sidhu.
He additional mentioned that Punjab has allotted 10.9 per cent of its Funds expenditure for agriculture in 2021-22 with 30 per cent year-over-year enhance, which is far increased than the common allocation by different states at 6.three per cent.
“With Rs 7,181 crore to be spent on energy subsidy for agriculture in a single 12 months, now we have waived Rs 5,810 crore of farmer loans since 2017 and most lately Rs 520 crore of loans of farm labour and landless farmers,” he mentioned.
“Noting the effectivity of presidency procurement accomplished by the Congress authorities. Congress employees and leaders have stood by the farmer agitation at each stage of the protest. But, we should do extra, standing firmer on our decision handed in Vidhan Sabha in October 2020. We should always not let the three blacks be applied in our state at any value,” he mentioned in his letter.
“The victory towards the three black legal guidelines will take us again to June 2020, whereas the deeper financial disaster of Punjab agriculture incumbent upon will stay as it’s. We should take steps forward from the farmer agitation’s struggle towards the three black legal guidelines to do extra and current the imaginative and prescient for Punjab agriculture, to extend Punjab’s farmer’s earnings utilizing each useful resource and energy now we have as a state to face with the farmers. We should start procurement of dals and oilseeds by means of State Firms as MSP is introduced upon them by CACP (Fee for Agricultural Prices and Costs),” he added.
“Additional, put money into diversification by giving MSP on extra crops, giving storage capability in fingers of farmers, and strengthening farmer’s monetary capabilities by means of cooperatives and ahead linkages to commerce with out dependence on corporates. This imaginative and prescient I’ve been repeatedly presenting since September 2020,” he added.
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