Farming will be ‘taken over’ by big houses - ECAS Punjab

Farming will be ‘taken over’ by big houses

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Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 28

Farmers and farm labourers, owing allegiance to various farmer unions, today took out a tractor rally in protest against the farm Acts and demanded their immediate revocation.

Farmer leaders Kamaldeep Singh and Gurpreet Singh feared the new laws would oust many from the agriculture-related activities as the corporate houses would take over the entire sector.

Besides the withdrawal of the three Acts, the farmer leaders demanded the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's report in toto, adding 50 per cent of the profit over the expenses while deciding the MSP, pension of Rs 10, 000 to farmers and labourers, and free education and employment guarantee for farmers' children. They urged the villagers not to allow BJP leaders to enter the villages.

from The Tribune

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