With a majority of Punjab farmers pitching in at Delhi borders in protest towards the brand new central farm legal guidelines, their relations have been left caring for standing wheat crop and different allied actions again residence.
In absence of grownup males, girls have taken the cost of irrigating fields, sprinkling fertilizers in them, tending cattle, milking cows and chopping fodder for them with their kids’s assist, whereas conserving their spouses and grownup sons assured all of the whereas to not fear concerning the chores again residence and deal with their protests.
“With children’s help, we are taking care of wheat crop, cattle and other jobs,” mentioned 44-year-old Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Jhita Kalan village in Amritsar district.
Ms Kaur’s husband, Harjit Singh, is a farmer chief, presently engaged in farmers’ stir at Delhi border.
The couple’s two kids, Manmeet Kaur and Yuvraj Singh, having nothing to do with farming earlier, at the moment are enthusiastically serving to their mom in agricultural and allied actions.
Both have cleared their IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exams and aspire to check overseas, Ms Kaur informed PTI over the telephone.
Yuvraj is now irrigating wheat fields and caring for cattle.
“I have sown wheat for the first time,” mentioned Yuvraj who has cleared his 12th commonplace.
Yuvraj’s 20-year-old Manmeet Kaur, who needs to check in Canada, mentioned, “We never did these jobs. We were involved in our studies. My job was limited to the kitchen but now we are doing agricultural work as well. I am taking care of vegetable fields and other errands now.”
Jaspreet Kaur, 35, the spouse of one other farmer tenting at Delhi border, mentioned she was caring for the cattle at her village Jethuke in Bathinda district.
“I am now milking cows and buffaloes in absence of my husband,” mentioned Kaur, whose household promote milk for his or her livelihood.
She mentioned they’ve roped in some labourers for watering fields and sprinkling urea.
“The problems are there but we have to face them,” mentioned Ms Kaur, a mom of three.
Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) normal secretary Sukhdev Singh mentioned in a number of areas, villagers and labourers have come ahead to irrigate fields of farmers pitching in at Delhi borders in protests of farm legal guidelines.
Committees have additionally been shaped in a number of villages the place fellow villagers irrigate crops of those that are on the protest web site.
Farmers from totally different components of the nation, together with Haryana and Punjab, have been tenting at varied border factors of Delhi for 2 weeks now, demanding the repeal of three current farm legal guidelines of the Centre.
Farmers are protesting towards the farm legal guidelines, which they concern will dismantle the minimal assist worth system, leaving them on the “mercy” of huge corporates.
They have rejected the federal government supply to amend the farm legal guidelines.