Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 17
As the nation marked one year of the farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday demanded quick scrapping of the legislations by the Centre, calling for detailed discussions with the farmers to find a way ahead.
Pointing out that many farmers had died in these protests, the Chief Minister stated it was excessive time the Central authorities realised its blunder and withdrew the legislations within the curiosity of the farmers and the nation.
The Chief Minister was inaugurating the third state-level digital Kisan Mela organised by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The two-day mela is centred on the theme of eliminating stubble burning.
“Till date, the Indian Constitution has been amended 127 occasions, so why can it not be amended as soon as once more to scrap the farm laws and resolve the imbroglio ensuing from them,” requested the Chief Minister. “What is the issue in doing it a 128th time?” he demanded to know from the BJP-led authorities on the Centre.
What is going on to the farmers right this moment is extraordinarily unhappy, given the immense contribution made by them to India’s growth and progress, stated Amarinder, calling for quick revocation of the laws, which he stated have been detrimental to the curiosity not simply of the agricultural neighborhood however your complete nation.
Recalling that he had been requested by the Centre to cease Punjab’s farmers from going to Delhi final November, the Chief Minister stated he had refused level clean to achieve this, as protest is the democratic proper of farmers. “Why ought to they not protest? How can I cease them,” he requested, making it clear that he continues to stand with the farmers of their struggle in opposition to the legislations, along with his authorities persevering with to give compensation and jobs to the households of the deceased farmers.
Noting the contribution of Punjab and its farmers to the nation’s development, the Chief Minister stated the state, with just one.53 per cent of whole geographical space of India, produces about 18 per cent of the nation’s wheat, 11 per cent paddy, 4.4 per cent cotton and 10 per cent milk. For the previous many a long time, Punjab has been contributing about 35-40 per cent of wheat and 25-30 per cent of rice to the central pool, he stated.
The Chief Minister pressured on the significance of agriculture as the lifeline of Punjab, and urged farmers to take full benefit of PAU’s developments in applied sciences, seeds, and so on.