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Only concerned about having farm laws repealed, not budget: Farmers

Farmers protesting at various sites on the borders of Delhi on Monday unequivocally said they are only concerned about their common goal of having the three farm laws repealed

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Farmers and their supporters
Farmers and their supporters during their ongoing agitation against the farm reform laws, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Farmers protesting at various sites on the borders of Delhi on Monday unequivocally said they are only concerned about their common goal of having the three farm laws repealed, and what has been offered to the agriculture sector in the Union Budget does not matter.

At the Singhu Border, most farmers were rather clueless about the budget, saying they were "unable to access the internet" at the protest site so couldn't get to know the details.

Randhir Singh, 48, from Kaithal district of Haryana, who has been camping there since December, said, "Our only goal right now is to see the three laws repealed. Union budget is not of immediate concern to us."

Pala Ram, also from the same village as Singh, echoed similar sentiments.

"Some people told me about the points made for the agriculture sector, but that is something, we are not worried about at the moment," he said.

Avtar Singh, 65, from Patiala in Punjab said the government should have offered ways to increase farmers' income and not just credit target.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, February 01 2021. 19:46 IST
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