Farmer's protest in Noida evokes three cabinet ministers for talks, details here

This comes after thousands of farmers gathered around the Delhi-NCR borders demanding adequate compensation for their lands.

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Courtesy: ANI

Noida: Owing to the disruption of the smooth traffic flow at the borders of Delhi-NCR, the central government on Thursday announced that three cabinet ministers will be talking to the protesting farmers in order to acknowledge their demands. The ministers including Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda and Nityanand Rai will lead the talks with the protestors who are majorly stationed at the Delhi-Noida border. This comes after thousands of farmers gathered around the Delhi-NCR borders demanding adequate compensation for their lands.

 

Why are farmers protesting at Delhi-Noida border?

The Delhi-Noida border was plunged into chaos on Thursday as police presence intensified to inspect vehicles following a protest initiated by farmers in Noida and Greater Noida. Since December 2023, farmers in these areas have been staging protests, demanding higher compensation and developed plots for land acquired by local development authorities in the past.

Farmers' protest, traffic disruption

Responding to the ongoing grievances, farmers' groups organised a 'kisan mahapanchayat' and a protest march to Parliament in the national capital to voice their demands. As the day progressed, the Delhi-Noida border experienced severe traffic congestion as farmers mobilised for a mega rally and subsequent march towards Parliament.

The morning witnessed a gridlock at Sarita Vihar, with numerous two-wheelers and four-wheelers stranded amidst the traffic snarl. Additionally, heavy traffic congestion was reported along the Delhi to Noida route. In response to the protests, security measures were heightened, leading to the sealing of all borders for a duration of 24 hours.

Heightened security measures

In anticipation of potential disruptions, law enforcement agencies beefed up security arrangements at the Delhi-Noida border. The increased police presence aimed to ensure public safety and maintain order amidst the protests.

As tensions simmered and traffic congestion persisted, commuters faced significant delays and inconvenience while traveling on the Delhi-Noida route.

The farmer protests underscored persistent grievances regarding land acquisition and compensation, reflecting broader socio-economic concerns within the agricultural community.