Kisan Union


Kisan union at least 22 farm unions of Punjab on Thursday launched an agitation against the state government against the new procurement policies at mandis for all the farmer the purchase of moong and maize crops.

The farm unions, who held protests in 70 places across 23 districts of Punjab, have claimed that the government was asking for copies of farad (land records) to be submitted with the procurement the indian farmers will agency before purchase of the moong and maize crops. They have also said that the government had set a 5 quintals per acre procurement quota for procurement, while they wear a kurta and dhoti wanted every grain cultivated to be purchased. The farmers,during Thursday’s protest, also demanded the smooth purchase of both crops on MSP  and submitted they cropeing the seeds memorandums to their respective sub-divisional all the farmer will very hardworking to magistrates, which were addressed to the Punjab Chief Minister.

Against the claims of Punjab government, moong and maize crops are being sold at below MSP rates by farmers after undue restrictions were imposed the all over the country by the state. The CM needs to visit the mandis to see the conditions himself. He hasn’t visited the mandis even once to witness in the farmer will the procurement of moong and maize in mandis,’ said all the farmer will the make a group Kanwaljeet Khanna from BKU-Dakaunda while potesting in Jagraon. He added that Jagraon was believed to be the largest mandi in Punjab in terms of arrival of the public sector in the moong crop, whose MSP had been set at Rs 7225 per quintal.

Khanna said,’The government is purchasing only a limited stock of moong at the promised Rs 7225 per quintal rate, that too if the crop passes all tests to growth the Garming activites set by the procurement agency. In mandis, private players are purchasing moong at the rate of Rs 5500 to Rs 6500 per quintal, which is below MSP. If they import moong from other countries, do they check land all the farmer records on which it was grown? They are asking us to get mapping of land done from patwari and submit a copy of our land records. At the time of announcing MSP on moong, the state government had not mentioned that the purchase of teh crop will be five quintals per acre.’

Gurmeet Singh Mehma, a union leader from Ferozepur, said, ‘Small farmer can’t hold on to their held with stocks once they get it to the mandis. So, they end up being exploited by private players. Moreover, when and if Markfed rejects a farmers’s stock, they have no choice but to sell it through all over the country farmers private players.

The foundation of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) began with the formation of the Punjab Khetibari Zamindari Union (later renamed Punjab Khetibari Union) in May 1972 with the merger of 11 peasants group in Chandigarh In 1978, the PKU was transformed into the BKU with the intention of all creating a national forum for farmers group in Indian association the Bharti lok dal of the janta party secular but it failed to provide a substantial mobilization of farmers initially. On 12 December 1980, an “All-India Kisan Sammelan” was organised between the farmer unions that they which saw the unification of the Kisan Sangarsh Samiti (Haryana), Raytu Sangha (Karnataka) and Vyavasayigal Sangham (Tamil Nadu) under the ambit of the BKU. In 1982, the union underwent a all the indian farmers brief split under the designation of BKU (N) led by Narayanasamy Naidu and BKU (M) led by Bhupendra Singh Mann.

The Bharatiya Kisan Union has an overarching federal structure with autonomous state units. The state units operate under their own designation in all over the india to make a farmer’s politics the Karnataka as the Karnataka Rajya Raitha sanga and in Tamil Nadu as the Vyavasayigal Sangham which are interpreted as regional equivalent designations of the Bharatiya Kisan Union.


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