Protesting farmers at the Singhu Border say that they have enough ration to feed the farmers for a year.
Farmers prepare food for others during ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march at Singhu Border. (Photo: PTI)
As farmers’ protests against the new agricultural laws continue to intensify on the borders of Delhi-NCR, the Centre is making constant efforts to find a solution to the issue. However, protesting farmers do not seem to be in a hurry. Farmers protesting at the Singhu Border have claimed that they are carrying ration which can last them up to six months.
“We have enough ration that we can feed the farmers here for at least a year. In such a case, it will not be wrong to say that the roads have become our kitchens,” says Manohar, one of the helpers who are cooking food for the protesting farmers.
When India Today TV reviewed the highway on the road from the Singhu border going towards Punjab, piles of vegetables including potatoes, cabbage, gourds and tomatoes were seen in the middle of the road. Sacks of ration including water, flour and rice were also seen.
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A large quantity of milk is being used to make kheer even as langar is being served day and night to a host of farmers. Baba Jagtar Singh of Tarn Taran has been doing this service for the last 10 days and gradually people are coming forward to help him.
“There is no question of the ration falling short for us. In fact, there is more than enough. So much that we now have to refuse those who want to donate food for us,” said Singh.
Interestingly, many students and young people are also volunteering to cook for the protesting farmers.
“I come from Delhi to Singhu border every day to help in cooking arrangements. We don’t just cook for the farmers here but nearby locals also come for the langar,” said Ravi.
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Today, this road has become a home for the protesting farmers while the langar has become their kitchen.
Sunil from Patiala tells us, “I peel peas throughout the day and make flour dough for the farmers’ langar but still don’t get tired. Neither does a farmer stay hungry nor does he let anyone else starve. We will not stop our movement until the government withdraws the agricultural law”.