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Updated February 21st, 2024 at 22:48 IST

LIVE Updates | Modi Govt Worked Relentlessly for Farmers' Welfare in Last 10 Years: Anurag Thakur

The Modi government has worked relentlessly for the welfare of farmers in the last 10 years, Union Minister Anurag Thakur says during a late night press briefing.

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The Modi government has worked relentlessly for the welfare of farmers in the last 10 years, Union Minister Anurag Thakur says during a late night press briefing.
The Modi government has worked relentlessly for the welfare of farmers in the last 10 years, Union Minister Anurag Thakur says during a late night press briefing. | Image: PIB screengrab
10: 35 IST, February 21st 2024

Union Minister Anurag Thakur says, “The Centre has been decided to fix the price for the upcoming sugarcane season, in the period from October 1 2024 to September 30 2025, to ensure fair and reasonable price of sugarcane to the farmers by the sugar mills. It has been decided to fix the price at Rs 340 per quintal for the year 2024-25 as compared to the previous year, in which it was Rs 315.”

10: 26 IST, February 21st 2024

The Modi government has worked relentlessly for the welfare of farmers in the last 10 years, Union Minister Anurag Thakur says during a late night press briefing.

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10: 19 IST, February 21st 2024

The Modi government is expected to shortly announce an eight percent increase – from Rs 315 to Rs 340 per quintal – in the Minimum Selling Price (MSP) for the sugarcane produce, sources tell Republic. 

7: 50 IST, February 21st 2024

Announcing a ceasefire, Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher says protesters will not move towards the Delhi Border for the next two days.

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7: 10 IST, February 21st 2024

In a strong response to the Union Home Ministry's letter on the ongoing farmers' agitation, the Aam Aadmi Party dispensation in Punjab has written to the Centre, saying it is "completely wrong" to claim that the state government was allowing gathering at the two border points with Haryana. The Punjab government's response came a day after the Centre conveyed its strong objection to the gathering of protesters, estimating that nearly 14,000 people assembled along the Punjab-Haryana border. In its communication to the Punjab government, the Union Home Ministry also said the deteriorating law-and-order situation in the state over the past few days has been a matter of concern and asked it to take stringent action against lawbreakers. The home ministry said many miscreants in the guise of farmers were indulging in stone-pelting, and mobilising heavy machinery along the Shambhu on Punjab's border with Haryana.

7: 02 IST, February 21st 2024

Punjab Congress President and Gidderbaha MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring took to 'X' today, and said that the Punjab state unit of the Congress Party "will not rest until the brutal and violent actions of the Haryana Police are not legally challenged". If the Chief Minister of Punjab continues to ignore our demand, we will lodge our strongest protest against it, Raja Warring wrote in a post on 'X'.

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6: 32 IST, February 21st 2024

Visuals from the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu Border, where protesting farmers were stopped by the security forces from marching towards the national capital. 

4: 50 IST, February 21st 2024

Lauding the laws implemented by the government for the benefit of farmers as 'commendable', Former Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, "Today, they [farmers] are getting direct pensions, which seemed impossible earlier", even as he asserted that discussion solves all problems.

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4: 42 IST, February 21st 2024

Stressing that ‘a solution can be found only through continued dialogue’, Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda said, “I appeal to the farmers' organisation to move forward through the way of dialogue to find a resolution to all issues,” news agency ANI reported.

4: 23 IST, February 21st 2024

This movement will continue, and a solution can be found only through dialogue, news agency ANI quoted Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait as saying in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) will meet tomorrow and decide on the future course of action, Tikait added.

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4: 17 IST, February 21st 2024

"According to the information received so far, no farmer has died today. This is just a rumour. However, information has been received about two policemen and one protester being injured at Data Singh-Khanori border," Haryana Police clarified in a post on social media platform ‘X’. 

3: 40 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: FIR has been registered against 700 farmers as they resumed Delhi Chalo March 

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1: 47 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Tear gas shells lobbed at protesting farmers at Shambhu border as they try to cross border. 

 

12: 52 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Chaos has ensued at Greater Noida's Knowledge Park metro station as a large number of farmers with their tractors gathered oustide the metro station. The farmers said that their march will start from Knowledge Park metro station and this tractor march will go up to district headquarters Surajpur. 

The farmers, under the banner of Indian Farmers Union, have planned to protest outside the Surajpur Collectorate for the day.

 

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11: 22 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Security forces fire tear gas shells as agitating farmers try to proceed to Delhi from Punjab-Haryana at Shambhu Border. 

 

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10: 56 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Police personnel were seen carrying security checks at the borders of the national capital. Delhi Police is checking vehicles at UP Gate and Ghazipur border. Traffic has been severely affected ahead of Farmers march. 

10: 51 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE:  Farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal on Wednesday said the protesting farmers camping at the border points between Punjab and Haryana will march towards Delhi in a peaceful manner. "Our intention is not to disturb peace," he said. 

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8: 13 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a law on Minimum Support Price (MSP). “We request the Prime Minister to come forward and put an end to this protest by announcing a law on the MSP guarantee for the farmers,” said Pandher as farmers resumed Delhi Chalo March after failure of four rounds of talks. 

 

8: 08 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: As the farmers resumed their Delhi Chalo march, they were seen wearing gas mask at Shambhu Border. 

 

 

 

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8: 18 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Ambala police registered case against drivers for driving the machine to break the barricades put up by the forces. 

 

8: 14 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: On deployment of security personnel, Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said, "We have told the govt that you can kill us but please don't oppress the farmers. We request the Prime Minister to come forward and put an end to this protest by announcing a law on the MSP guarantee for the farmers...The country will not forgive such a govt...There are paramilitary forces deployed in the villages of Haryana...What crime have we committed?...We have made you the Prime Minister. We never thought that the forces would oppress us this way...Please protect the Constitution and let us peacefully head towards Delhi. This is our right..."

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8: 10 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmers marching to Delhi were detained in Manesar on Fenruary 20. 


 

8: 09 IST, February 21st 2024

Farmers Protest LIVE: Farmers resume their Delhi Chalo march on Wednesday, February 21. 

The agitating farmers are set to begin their march again today from two points on the Punjab-Haryana border after the failure of four rounds of talks with the Centre over a legal guarantee on minimum support price (MSP) for crops. 
 

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Published February 21st, 2024 at 08:19 IST

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