September 19, 2023

Now the Ministry of Agriculture is helping farmers: The Tribune India

Jalandhar: While the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi’s borders is expected to see more crowds in the coming days with state panchayats urging villagers to participate in the protest, agriculture officials on Monday said. their concerns about the maintenance and development of rabi cultures. Supporting the restless farmers, the staff and officers of the District Agriculture Department, the employees of the Department of Horticulture, Land and Water Defense and the Technocrats Action Committee of the agriculture staged a silent protest on Monday. They said they were saddened by the way the farmers were being treated. The absence of farmers in the fields could affect the production of seasonal crops as well as wheat. Leading the protest, Agriculture Officer Dr Surinder Singh said farmers in Delhi have staged peaceful protests against farm laws in the past 19 days and this could potentially affect crop growth sown. “The Ministry of Agriculture fully supports the demands of farmers and stands in solidarity with farmers at this difficult time. For the overall prosperity of farmers in the agricultural sector, the minimum support price (MSP) structure of crops should be maintained. Instead, there is a need to further strengthen the public procurement system, ”Singh said, while insisting on removing agricultural laws. Naresh Kumar Gulati, head of agriculture, said this was the time when field visits were being made to villages to guide farmers for better crop production. Wheat plants require special care and attention and when farmers remain unavailable in the fields it will directly affect their growth. Since only inexperienced laborers and laborers are in the fields these days, excessive or non-existent watering of fertilizer could destroy crops. TNS