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Supporting agitating farmers, transporters’ body threatens to discontinue operations in North India from 8 Dec


Unique Delhi: Coming forward in make stronger of agitating farmers, transporters’ apex body AIMTC on Wednesday threatened to discontinue operations in northern India from 8 December if the executive fails to handle concerns of the farming community.

The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) is the apex body of transporters, representing about 95 lakh truckers and other entities.

“AIMTC has already extended its make stronger to the farmer agitation from day one. We’ve made up our minds on stopping our operations strategically initiating from North India and if the executive does no longer take care of the difficulty of the farmers then we may also simply deem to switch for shutting down of transport operations nationwide of their make stronger,” AIMTC president Kultaran Singh Atwal said.

Atwal said the road transport fraternity of the country has extended its fleshy make stronger to farmers who’re ‘ann daata‘ (food services).

AIMTC Core Committee Chairman Bal Malkit Singh suggested PTI, “Starting December 8, we are able to discontinue the motion of affords in whole North India including Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. We are able to then escalate it to whole country if the executive fails to handle their issues.”

The AIMTC, in an announcement, said the farmers are combating for their sterling rights and over 70 percent of the rural households depend upon agriculture.

Entire North India is affected and thousands of autos carrying food, greens and other perishable and non-perishable objects coming from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir are impacted, it said.

AIMTC supports the farmers as 65 percent of the autos are engaged in carrying farm make, it added.

“At recent it is miles the season of apples, which can be getting wasted. Other than that potatoes, onions and other fruits and greens moreover to other very predominant commodities worship medicines, milk, and so forth too (are) caught up as their motion is disrupted, which is main to their shortage in Delhi and in other northern states,” the assertion said.

The issue will aggravate within the days to approach, except the executive takes prudent and pragmatic steps to resolve farmers’ concerns, it said.

“The executive must treat the farmers with dignity and allay their apprehensions on the farm Acts. We wholeheartedly make stronger the clarification for the farmers and stay up for a calm and amicable resolution of their issues raised by the executive,” it said.

AIMTC is the apex body of transporters (every cargo and passenger), representing more than 95 lakh truckers and about 50 lakh bus and taxi operators all by device of the country.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and several other other states had been protesting for seven consecutive days at the borders of the National Capital against the Centre’s original farm laws.

The farmers comprise expressed apprehension that the laws would pave the device for dismantling of the minimum make stronger mark (MSP) gadget, leaving them at the “mercy” of spacious corporates.

However, the executive has maintained that the original laws will present farmers with higher opportunities. It has moreover accused the Opposition events of deceptive farmers.

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