Punjab Farmers Protest

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Farmers Protests Against Union Govt, Demands Sacking Of Minister Ajay Mishtra

Farmers in Punjab staged a protest and demanded sacking of Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra, amid the Lakhimpur accident, in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed. The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) blocked rail traffic for three hours from Monday noon on the first anniversary of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. "We are holding protest at 17 locations in the region," said Sarwan Singh Pandher.

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 - 02:07 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Lakhimpur Accident, Punjab Farmers, Protests, Rails Blocked, Union Minister Ajay Mishtra

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Farmers blocked rail track in Punjab.

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Farmers Block Highway, Trains In Punjab Over Sugarcane Dues

Demanding to clear the sugarcane dues and increase the crop price, farmers in Punjab have staged a protest blocking the highway and railway track in Punjab's Jalandhar on August 21. ''If the government doesn't hold talks with us by today evening, then we'll give Punjab Bandh call,'' said MS Rai BKU-Doaba. Earlier on August 20, the farmers staged the protest against the state government for an indefinite period.

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 05:00 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Punjab Farmers, Sugarcane, Dues, farmer protest, Price Hike

Courtesy: Times Now

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FCI Urges Punjab To Provide Land Records; Eyes Direct Transfer Of MSP

The Punjab office of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has asked the director of civil supplies and consumer affairs to furnish the land records of farmers. By making direct online transfer of MSP to farmers' bank accounts, the Centre has been considering to remove middlemen. However, the Arhtiya Association of Punjab have challenged this move in court. Reportedly, the Centre pays around Rs 1,400-crore commission annually to arhtiyas/agents… read-more

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 03:57 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Farmer's Bill, Punjab Farmers, FCI, MSP

Courtesy: Indian Express

Petrol Pump

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Free Fuel At Delhi-Amritsar Highway; SAD Distributed To Protesters

Amid the overwhelming support to the Farmer’s protest, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers are supplying free fuel at a petrol station at the Delhi-Amritsar highway. SAD member Gursharan Singh said the move was supported by youths and their NRI friends. Moreover, the workers said that the initiative will motivate more farmers and people in Punjab to join the ongoing protests. Earlier, late-night talks between the farmer's representative and… read-more

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 02:12 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Farmers Protest, Delhi-Amritsar Highway, Free Fuel, Farmer's Bill, Indian Railways, Punjab Farmers

Courtesy: Hindustan Times