This movement of farmers will start from January 22 and will run till 26 January. A strike of farmers in Punjab had just ended, and now the farmers are planning to strike once again. Now if we look at the reason for this, then this is the "failure" of the state government in introducing this new agricultural policy. Farmers will protest against the offices of Deputy Commissioners from 22 January to 26 January.
Let us explain you that in January last year, the then Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal formed an 11 -member committee to draft the new agricultural policy by 31 March 2023. According to various media agencies, a member of this committee said on the condition of anonymity that the draft of the policy has not been prepared at the moment. Some members of the committee went abroad, due to which the discussion on the policy is quite pending. Soon, a meeting will be held to finalise it.
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Let us explain you that in this episode, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kong says that the Chief Minister of the state Bhagwant Mann has recently spoken to the farmers on this issue. Agricultural policy is the highest priority for the AAP government in the state. Suggestions have already been taken from about 5 thousand farmers. Regarding the delay in the policy, the spokesperson said that after 2000 there was no agricultural policy and the AAP government had started work on the policy soon after coming to power. He says that the policy will be announced soon.
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In fact, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) has already given an ultimatum to the government to announce the policy or face opposition in the past. Union General Secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan says that we have already submitted a memorandum regarding the pro -peasant steps to be included in the policy. But it seems that the government is delaying it under the pressure of corporations. At the same time, BKU (Kadian) national spokesperson Ravneet Brar says that the government had promised MSP and new agricultural policy on all crops to increase the income of farmers. However, nothing has been done even after about 2 years of coming to power.