PM Modi will be in Kutch to lay the foundation stones for several projects coming up in different parts of the border district.
In the midst of the continuous protest by kisans on Delhi outskirts against the farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet members of the farming community, including Sikh cultivators for Gujarat, during a visit to Kutch area today.
PM Modi will be in Kutch to establish the framework stones for a few tasks coming up in various pieces of the outskirt region, an official assertion said on Monday.
These projects include the world’s largest hybrid renewable energy park, a desalination plant and a milk chilling plant.
Prior to the headliner, the Prime Minister, who will be on a day-long visit to his home state, will have conversations with kisans of Kutch district at the venue.
A gathering of Sikh kisans, gotten comfortable territories close to the Indo-Pak fringe, has been welcomed for an association with the Prime Minister, said a release by the state government’s Information Department.
As per a rough estimate, around 5,000 Sikh families dwell in and around Lakhpat taluka of Kutch area.
Sikhs began getting comfortable Lakhpat after the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri encouraged residents to get comfortable this barren patch of land after the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
In the course of the most recent a few days, kisans, the vast majority of them from Punjab and Haryana, have been challenging the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.
Established in September, the three farm laws have been extended by the government as significant changes in the agriculture area that will eliminate the mediators and permit kisans to sell anyplace in the nation.
In any case, the protesting kisans have communicated trepidation that the new laws would prepare for wiping out the security pad of Minimum Support Price (MSP) and get rid of the mandis, leaving them helpless before large corporates.
The Center has consistently tried to ease fears over the new farm laws and attested there will be no fiddling with the current MSP system.