Farmers of Punjab's Jalandhar have shown a full support to agriculture reform bills passed by the central government.
They have welcomed the farm sector reform bills that were passed in the Rajya Sabha.
According to them, the bills are advantageous for farming and will resolve the existing issues.
Speaking to ANI, a farmer said, "The three agriculture bills which are passed by the PM Modi-led government are in favour of the farmers.
These bills are advantageous for farming and will resolve the existing issues.
Earlier, farmers were dependent on middlemen and middlemen were further dependent on the sale.
Now, they all are free.
The farmers could sell their harvest anywhere now.
The middleman will too will be free and will not be dependent on bill owners.
The farmers will be benefitted in the way that companies from far and near will participate."Another farmer added, "The effect of the bill which the government has introduced could only be seen after its implementation.
We should change our ways and means of last 70 years.
People have already defamed it and if by chance there happens to be any flaw, the government will rectify it.
Because of few, many are misinterpreting the law.
It will nullify the role of middlemen and landlord will receive the direct amount.
He will be directly using his money." The Rajya Sabha passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill amid protest from Opposition parties.
Moderate fog engulfed the national capital on the morning of January 24. Bitter cold conditions prevail in parts of north India. Minimum temperature of 4 degrees Celsius is expected in the upcoming week in Delhi. According to the India Meteorological Department, cold wave to severe cold wave is predicted in isolated pockets of Delhi for next 2-3 days. Northern Indian states including the Himalayas can likely to witness rain, thunderstorm and snow during the next few days. IMD's regional Met centre in New Delhi has issued orange alerts over Uttar Pradesh for Jan 24 and across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi for Jan 24 and 25.
Delhi government on January 11 banned import of packaged or processed meat in view of bird flu. "If we look in the current situation, then only the samples (of ducks) that had been taken from Sanjay Lake, tested positive for bird flu. We are reviewing the area and have sanitised it. Apart from that, no need to worry as such. Some more samples have been sent to Jalandhar whose results are awaited. I have reviewed the whole situation with officials today morning and on the basis of that, I want to say that there is no need to worry or panic. Government is doing every bit to combat its spread. As a precautionary measure, we have banned import of live birds/stocks. Today morning, we also took decision that import of packaged or processed meat is also banned in Delhi," said Sisodia. As per the information of Animal Husbandry Department of the Delhi government, bird flu confirmed in the national capital after testing eight samples from dead crows and ducks on January 11.
On the escalating scare of bird flu in the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 09 announced ban of import of live birds in Delhi and the Ghazipur poultry market will remain closed for 10 days. "We have sent some samples to a lab in Jalandhar, the reports will come by day after tomorrow. Delhi Government will take the necessary decision based on reports. Delhi Government is following guidelines issued by the Centre Government. Veterinary officers are doing surveillance at Ghazipur poultry market, Delhi zoo and DDA parks at Hauz Khas village, Dwarka, Paschim Vihar. We have sent 104 samples to Jalandhar for testing. The import of live birds is being banned in Delhi from today and the Ghazipur poultry market will remain closed for 10 days," said Delhi CM.
Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Fisheries Minister JP Dalal on January 08 informed that samples from different poultry farms sent to Bhopal for the test out of which 2 chickens samples were found positive for H5N8. "Over 4 lakh chickens died here in a month. We sent samples to Jalandhar. Samples from different poultry farms were also sent to Bhopal - samples from two of these were found positive for H5N8 (avian influenza)," said Animal Husbandry Minister Dalal.
"Government must bring in another bill, pass it as law, to repeal three farm laws," said TMC MP Derek O' Brien during a part press conference on January 25. "The government must bring in another bill; pass it as law, to repeal the three farm laws, in the upcoming session of the Parliament. The nation watched as democracy was murdered in Rajya Sabha as TMC's motion was not even voted on. So, it's very simple 5 days to go for parliament, new session starts bring the bills, repeal. That's it."
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and his mother Rabri Devi visited Ranchi's RIMS hospital to check on jailed party chief Lalu Yadav's health. Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose health condition deteriorated, has been diagnosed with lung infection. Prasad's elder daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti reached Ranchi and met her father. Senior party leaders from the state were also seen making a beeline at the hospital. "Our family wants better treatment for him. Doctors to analyse what treatments can be provided here after all test reports come. He has already undergone heart surgery earlier and only 25% of his kidney is functional. He has also been diagnosed with pneumonia and he is facing difficulty in breathing. His situation is serious," Tejashwi said. On Thursday, the jailed RJD chief's developed breathing trouble with congestion in his chest. The former Bihar chief minister has been convicted in the fodder scam cases.
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