New Delhi, Nov 27, : Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister, said Saturday that the Central government had agreed to farmers’ demand for decriminalising stubble-burning.The Union Minister appealed to farmers to stop the agitation, and to go home as the announcement to repeal three farm laws, which they are protesting, has been made.
Poor air quality in the National Capital Region has been linked to the soil burning by farmers from Delhi’s neighbouring states.
The Supreme Court suggested that the government’s secretaries visit the fields to engage with farmers, and scientists to find a permanent solution to the problem of air pollution.
In the meantime, the Samyukta Kiran Morcha (SKM), hardening their position, had proposed six conditions in an open Letter to the Prime Minister and threatened with continuing the agitation if they failed to address those six issues with farmers.
Notably, rallies and marches in various states were held to celebrate the completion of the farmers’ agitation, which prompted the government withdrawing the three controversial farm bills.
The SKM is a consortium of 40 farmers’ organizations that has spearheaded the farmers’ agitation since the last year, when the Parliament passed the three laws fiercely opposed by farmers.
Farmers celebrated their victory with the announcement by the Prime Minister that the anti-farmer laws would be repealed.
However, they also raised the still-pending demands for the farm movement.
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