On Thursday, Jai Inder Kaur, daughter of former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, visited the grain markets at Sirhind and Khanna to hear farmer concerns.
According to Kaur, after her visit to the Khanna mandi in Ludhiana district, she received complaints from all over Punjab that the grain procurement process was not going well and farmers were experiencing difficulties. My visit to Sirhind (in Fatehgarh Sahib district) and Khanna today confirms that the procurement process is proceeding slowly and the farmers are extremely frustrated.”
In her words, “farmers are already facing a lot of difficulties as a result of the “China virus,” which has destroyed crops of many of our “annadatas”, and now the incessant rain is also affecting harvests. However, the AAP government has left our farmers to their own devices, not even procuring the produce already in the mandis.”
The Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib, Parneet Shergill, was also met by Kaur to discuss the challenges farmers in Sirhind Mandi are facing.
About stubble burning, Kaur stated, “Farmers have also informed me that the government has not provided them with stubble management machines. In addition, the government has not fixed a compensation amount. The administration red lists them if they burn stubble out of compulsion, which is an unfair practice. In addition, I have assured them that Jatt Mahasabha and my family will fully support them, and I will also encourage my father to take up this matter with the central government.”
In a scathing attack on the AAP government, she claimed, “Rain, bad weather, and slow lifting are posing problems to the procurement process, but the Punjab Chief Minister, his ministers, and MLAs are not interested in all of this and are focusing solely on campaigning in Gujarat.” For their demands, farmers have been forced to sit on protest outside the chief minister’s house, but Bhagwant Mann has not listened to them.”
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