Land plots full of wild grasses close to Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu protest websites have been transformed into well-curated nurseries with a wide range of flowers like marigold and rose.
The protesting farmers have additionally sowed seeds for potatoes and sugarcanes within the nurseries surrounded by concertina wires that got here up as a part of stringent safety set up on the agitation websites to hinder the protestors’ motion to Delhi.
“Our motivation is easy. The federal government had mounted iron nails. However we’re planting flowers, fruits and crops. We’re farmers, that is what we do,” Ramraji, who hails from Jind in Haryana, stated at UP Gate in Ghazipur.
The 54-year-old farmer is among the many a number of who at the moment are curating the nurseries for which seeds and saplings are being sourced from close by nurseries in Ghaziabad.
One other protestor volunteering for the work stated the nursery has flowers like rose and marigold moreover sorts of crops like palm, pine and others set in planters.
“We had additionally planted flowers subsequent to the iron nails mounted close to the barricading by police. We give flowers and crops in change for nails,” he stated.
Farmers from Dhurana village in Sonipat planted flowers at Singhu border protest website.
Satyanaryan, 74, stated his group even introduced soil from their village to plant the flower saplings.
“It’s our message to the federal government that we’ll unfold love even when it makes use of pressure to suppress us,” he stated.
A farmer chief from Haryana, Suresh Koth, stated, “Sarkar kaante bo rahi hai, ham phool laga rahe hain.”
In the meantime, a commotion ensued on the protest website after a small snake was noticed within the freshly dug-up soil introduced for making ready plant mattress.
One of many farmers killed the snake with a spade because it tried to wriggle out to security from the gang. Among the farmers tried to cease the person from hitting the snake, but it surely was too late.
1000’s of farmers have dug their heels in at Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu at Delhi’s outskirts since November final with a requirement that the Centre repeal the three new contentious agri-marketing legal guidelines and guarantee authorized assure for minimal help worth (MSP) of crops.
The Centre, which has held 11 rounds of formal talks with the protesting farmer unions, has maintained the legal guidelines are pro-farmers.
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