Haryana farmer’s helping hand to Tikri protesters: 2 acres for growing veggies | Chandigarh News

Haryana farmer’s helping hand to Tikri protesters: 2 acres for growing veggies | Chandigarh News

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Rohtak: In another expression of solidarity with farmers from Punjab protesting at Tikri border, a local farmer Rajnarayan Singh Yadav at Bahadurgarh here has given his two acres of agricultural land for free for growing vegetables.
“In winter season, the raw vegetables supply ran unhindered as there was availability but with the onset of summer, there is a scarcity of vegetables at Kisan Andolan on Tikri border. Seeing this, I gave my two acres of land at Balaur chowk to Punjab farmers to grow vegetables to be used among protesting farmers,” said Yadav.
Yadav, a retired customs officer from central government, said he was apprehensive when hundreds of farmers from Punjab had started camping on November 26 against three farm laws. “Within days, I found out that they were farmers and I provided them with a facility of drinking water and pitching tents, and let them use the fields to attend the nature’s call. Days later, they organised the things at their own level,” he said.
“On the land, they will grow green vegetables like bottle gourd and eat them without being dependent on others,” he added.
Shamsher Singh, a farmer from Amritsar who has been camping at Balaur chowk near Tikri border, said that they had been at the protest site since November 26 and local farmer Rajnarayan Singh Yadav had been extremely cooperative.
“Without charging even a single penny, Yadav who has harvested his wheat crop has voluntarily offered two acres of his land to us for growing vegetables,” he added.
Shamsher said earlier supplies used to come from nearby villages, but it had declined due to change in weather and there was an urgent need to look for a solution for the summer season.
“We have brought vegetable seeds from Punjab to be sown at Yadav’s field. The land has been prepared by ploughing using our own tractors and hoping to have our own vegetables at the protest site,” he added.

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