Farmers in Punjab are challenging the new farm laws passed by Parliament during the Monsoon Session. In any case, the progressing fight is presently costing the farmers beyond a reasonable doubt in a more significant number of regards than one. 


  • Punjab farmers have been fighting for 40 days against the three farm laws hindering rail and street transport. 
  • Barricade has prompted deficiency of intensity, oil, composts and even jute packs in Punjab. 
  • Farmers currently face the possibilities of decreased paddy acquirement and deferred rabi trimming. 

The 40-day-long farmer challenges the three focal farm laws while at one hand has given a significant hit to the state’s economy, and it has likewise cost sincerely to the nonconformists. 

Stoppage of merchandise trains has brought about a lack of different fundamental things, for example, coal, oil-based commodities, urea, di-ammonium phosphate and jute packs. Non-development of the coal rakes has constrained the specialists and private warm force plant proprietors to close the units carrying the force age to a crashing stop. 

Power cuts 

Other than forcing the force cuts, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has been compelled to buy 1,500 to 1,700 MW power from the force ventures. An expected Rs 5-10 crore is being spent on purchasing power each day. Individuals in country regions, the more significant part of the farmers, grumble of intensity blackouts. 

Even though the specialists deny the unpredictable force flexibly claims in rural regions, authorities state just minor force stops of the term were being forced. 

Paddy acquirement 

Suspension of products trains has additionally brought about a deficiency of jute gunny sacks (known as bandana locally). This is probably going to affect the acquisition of paddy. While the specialists give 30% of jute sacks, 70% are acquired by the rice dealers. The barricade of rail and street transport has hit the provisions. Punjab generally gets Jute sack supplies from West Bengal. 

“I brought my paddy harvest to the Chandigarh grain market however the equivalent was not lifted as there is a lack of bardana (gunny sacks). Bardana isn’t accessible as the trains are not being permitted,” said Jatinder Singh, 23, a youthful farmer from the Roopnagar locale of Punjab. 

Non-accessibility of urea can defer crop planting. 

Suspension of products trains has brought about a lack of urea and di-ammonium phosphate in Punjab. This can postpone the wheat planting other than affecting other rabi crops. 

As per a gauge, Punjab’s farmers require almost 14.50 lakh huge loads of urea to plant the rabi crops, yet the state has a supply of just 75,000 tons. Reserves of four lakh tons out of 14.50 lakh huge loads of urea was expected in the long stretch of October. However, only a single fourth was gotten following the suspension of train administrations. Other than the area, the provisions of di-ammonium phosphate, another essential compost have likewise been hit. 

“Planting wheat and different yields will be troublesome without the urea and di-ammonium phosphate. We have no alternative except for to postpone the planting,” says Sukhwinder Singh, 30, a farmer from Machchiwada zone. 

Farmer associations still resolved on the barricade. 

After feeling the touch of intensity, urea, di-ammonium phosphate and gunny sacks, just some farmer associations have declared to lift the attack from railroad tracks. Yet, it was beyond the point of no return. The Railways, dreading harm to the property including the trains, suspended products trains to Punjab. 

The railroad specialists have requested that the state government guarantee that the tracks are cleared, and no harm is done to the property before the administrations continue. 

Reports said the nonconformists have still hindered almost 20 tracks and railroad stations requesting revoking the new focal farm laws. Nearly 200 farm associations have reported a cross country closure on November 5 against the new farm laws passed by Parliament in September. They would not lift the attack till November 6.

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