Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday demanded the Center to repeal these laws immediately on completion of one year of the approval of three agricultural laws in the Lok Sabha and sought a detailed discussion with farmers to work out the way forward. Of.
Pointing to the death of several farmers in protest against the three agricultural laws, the Chief Minister said the time had come for the central government to realize its mistake and withdraw the laws in the interest of farmers and the nation.
Mr Singh, wearing the #nofarmers_nofood badge, was inaugurating the 3rd State Level Virtual Kisan Mela organized by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana. The two-day fair focuses on the ‘theme’.Kari stubble di samble, mother earth may be happy“In line with the focus of the State Government on eliminating stubble burning.
Referring to 127 amendments to the Constitution, Mr Singh asked why another amendment to repeal agricultural laws was not possible.
Calling for immediate repeal of those laws, which he termed as detrimental to the interest of not only the farming community but the entire country, the Chief Minister said, “What is happening to farmers today is extremely sad, the immense work done by them. Considering the contribution he has made for India’s development and progress.”
Recalling that the Center had asked him last November to stop Punjab farmers from going to Delhi, Mr Singh said he had refused to do so as protest is a democratic right of farmers.
Referring to the contribution of Punjab and its farmers in the development of the country, the Chief Minister said that the state, with only 1.53 per cent of the total geographical area of India, produces about 18 per cent of the country’s wheat, 11 per cent of the paddy, 4.4 per cent of the country’s land, and 4.4 per cent. percent cotton and 10 percent milk.
Emphasizing on the importance of agriculture as the lifeline of Punjab, Shri Singh urged the farmers to take full advantage of PAU’s progress in technologies. Citing Israel’s success in the use of drip irrigation for judicious use of rapidly depleting water levels, he said the state’s groundwater level is steadily going down and added the state’s diversification program to ensure minimum water use. has gone.
The Kisan Mela will witness panel discussions on the virtual platform related to crop residue management, horticulture and forestry crops scope, natural resource management, livestock production and allied businesses, processing, value addition and FPOs.
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