MLA pacifies farmers ahead of CM visit
Sangrur: All Rampura village farmers whose lands are near the venue of the April 12 state-level debt-waiver function of the Chief Minister on Wednesday gathered in their fields to oppose the use of their land for the function. They took the step after having not seen any required action from the administration to compensate them for the loss of their dry fodder and the immediate purchase of their harvested wheat.After getting the whiff of it, Sangrur Congress MLA Vijay Inder Singla, who was busy in a meeting at his Sangrur residence, reached the spot and pacified the farmers.“For the last two days officers concerned have been fooling us by claiming that they will facilitate the early purchase of our wheat and also pay compensation for the loss of our dry fodder. But nothing has been done as yet,” said farmer Jagwinder Singh.Singla directly went to fields and interacted with all farmers. He assured them that all farmers would get the required compensation.“If the compensation gets delayed, I will pay from my own pocket as per your losses. Not a single farmer will suffer loss of even a single penny,” Singla told all farmers.After assurances, farmers relented and announced to support the function. After reaching the venue, Singla directed the officers concerned to take required steps for the purchase of harvested wheat and to compensate the farmers.“During the function, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will distribute the loan waiver certificates worth Rs 485 crore to farmers of six districts — Sangrur, Patiala, Barnala, Ropar, SAS Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib,” said Singla.Singla said 73,748 farmers would get relief and 27,977 farmers belonged to Sangrur district.