In 2017, farmers in Puntamba in Ahmednagar district started a statewide agitation. The unrest started from the town of Puntamba and spread throughout the state. Not only the state government but also the Center had to take note of this agitation. Now, once again, the farmers of Pune have fallen under the grasp of the turmoil. A dharne agitation will take place in the village of Puntamba for the next five days from today.
If the Mahavikas Aghadi government does not meet the farmers’ various demands in the next five days, then the Punatamba farmers have given a warning to intensify the unrest. This morning the agitation of the dam has begun by anointing Baliraja’s idol with milk. It is known that the leaders of various farmers’ organizations from across the country will also be present at the agitation. Therefore, the turmoil is likely to intensify in the coming period and the problems of the Mahavikas Aghadi government will also increase.
The farmers have started the agitation by demanding various things such as the price of milk, the surplus of sugar cane in the field, the price of onions and the guarantee of the price of the harvest. Last week, farmers in Punatamba held a gram sabha and passed a total of 16 resolutions. A statement in this regard was sent to the government. Farmers had also warned that if a decision on the declaration is not made within seven days, there will be unrest from June 1. Similarly, the peasants of Punatamba have called Elgar again as of today. The unrest will take place for five days from June 1 to 5, even after the government did not wake up, but farmers have said they will intensify the unrest after June 5.
16 resolutions passed at Gram Sabha in Puntamba
Sugar cane should be given a subsidy of Rs 1,000 per acre.
The remaining sugar cane is to receive a subsidy of Rs 2 lakh per hectare.
All crops, including onions, must be guaranteed.
Onions should receive a subsidy of Rs 500 per quintal.
Farmers must get electricity at full pressure during the day.
Forgive the late electricity bill.
The export ban on onions and wheat should be lifted.
All crops must be given a basic price.
To do this, a decision must be made by creating an independent commission.
Debt forgiveness in 2017 should be implemented directly.
Grants must be awarded to regular borrowers.
Like the US, the milk must also be guaranteed.
Milk must be priced at least Rs.
Enough looting in private milk collection centers.
Compensation should be given in case of loss of agriculture due to wild animals.
All crimes committed against farmers in the past must be withdrawn.