After talks with the government, the farmers unions announced the postponement of the movement for the next 15 days, allowing the running of trains.
However, the farmers unions have also warned the government not to hold talks with the central government in 15 days.
What is the issue related to agricultural laws?
In fact, the Modi government has brought three laws to improve the agriculture sector, including making provisions for procurement outside government mandis, approving contract farming and ending the stock limit of many grains and pulses.
Farmers of many states including Punjab and Haryana are strongly opposing these laws. He says that through these the government wants to get rid of mandis and minimum support price (MSP).
Farmers unions started rail stop movement from 24 September
Explain that in protest of the agricultural laws, the peasant unions of Punjab started the rail roko movement from 24 September.
For this, farmers had halted on railway tracks in many places and uprooted the tracks in many places.
Captain Amarinder government of Punjab had tried to organize agitation week after several talks with farmers, citing the weak economic condition of the state, but was not successful.
Railways stop loss of 2,200 crores due to rail stop movement
Due to agitation by farmers unions for the last 55 days, loading of 3,850 rakes of goods trains could not take place and 2352 passenger trains had to be canceled.
The state government also had to bear the brunt of this. Railways incurred the highest loss of Rs 2,200 crore.
230 racks were stuck outside Punjab due to the agitation. These include 78 coal, 34 fertilizers, eight cement and petroleum products and 102 racks of other materials.
Farmers could not get necessary fertilizer
Due to farmers’ movement, not a single freight train has arrived in the state in the last 55 days. Due to this, where the fertilizer required for sowing wheat was not supplied to the farmers, the supply of coal for thermal plants has also been disrupted.
The state government will have to negotiate with the Center and find a solution – the farmers union
Government of Punjab Following the talks with the farmers, the officials of the protesting unions announced to suspend the agitation for 15 days.
Officials said that there will be no obstruction in the running of trains in their next 15 days, but the government will have to negotiate with the Center and resolve the matter. If the government does not hold talks with the Center or fails, the movement will be resumed.
Chief Minister tweeted information about the end of the movement
After announcing the postponement of agitation by the farmers unions, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted and informed about this.
He tweeted, ‘had a meaningful meeting with farmer unions. He is happy to say that from the night of 23 November, the Farmers Union has decided to postpone the rail movement for 15 days. I welcome the move as it will create an economy. I urge the Central Government to restore the rail services.