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September 15, 2016

Farmers laud CM for bringing back their lands

Farmers laud CM for bringing back their lands

Stating that people’s notion on present generation’s apathy in agriculture is a myth with youths realising that the state is awaiting a boom in the agriculture sector, farmers in Singur lauded the role of the Mamata Banerjee’s government in helping them get back their land within 14 days of the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Most of the farmers who received the compensation cheques and deed of land from Mamata Banerjee on the dais of Singur Diwas on Wednesday shared the same view saying that at present, the state government is taking several steps to help farmers augment their produce and at the same time stringent steps were taken to ensure maximum profit for farmers. The state government is opening up new avenues in the agriculture sector by introducing need based farming and setting up of more agro-based industries.

“There is no question of using the land that we have got back today (Wednesday) for any other purpose apart from cultivating crops. Earlier there used to be three to four crops a year on the plot that was acquired by the erstwhile Left Front government for setting up of Tata’s Nano project. It may take some time, but we are confident that the land will get back its characteristics,” said Alochaya Manna, who received the compensation and deed of land for her plot.

Manna said that her son, who was the lone earner of the family, had struggled a lot for the past few years in earning livelihood. He had to move from one place to another in search for a job. “So we are eagerly waiting for the day from when my son can start farming on our land for which we had been fighting for a decade,” she said.

A 30-year-old farmer Prosenjit Das, who also received deed of land on Wednesday, said that his father had 4 bigha land that was forcefully taken away by the erstwhile Left Front government.

“Today (Wednesday) I am getting it back. There can be nothing better than getting back the plot as it will help us earn our livelihood and at the same time we can go for tie-ups with agro-based industries,” he said that the Supreme Court’s verdict in favour of farmers is not only the victory of the people of Singur but it has also paved a way for better days for farmers in the entire nation.


জমি ফেরত পেয়ে মুখ্যমন্ত্রীকে ধন্যবাদ জানালেন সিঙ্গুরের কৃষকরা

বেশির ভাগ কৃষক যারা ঐতিহাসিক সিঙ্গুর দিবসে তাদের ক্ষতিপূরণের চেক ও জমির পরচা ফিরে পেলেন এ কথা মুক্তকণ্ঠে স্বীকার করে নিয়েছেন যে রাজ্য সরকার কৃষকদের সাহায্যার্থে অনেক পদক্ষেপ নিয়েছেন। রাজ্য সরকার।

কৃষিজীবী আলোছায়া মান্না বলেন, “এরপর আর কোনো বাধা রইলো না এই ফেরত পাওয়া জমিতে কৃষিকাজ করতে। আগে এই জমিতে বছরে তিন চার বার ফসল ফলত। আমরা আশাবাদী একটু সময় লাগলেও এই জমি আবার উর্বর হবে।”

জমির পরচা ফেরত পাওয়ার পর আরেক কৃষক প্রসেনজিত দাস বলেন তার বাবার চার বিঘা জমি ছিল যা আগের বামফ্রন্ট সরকার জোর করে কেড়ে নেয়।

“এর থেকে ভালো আর কিছুই হতে পারে না। আমরা আবার চাষবাস শুরু করতে পারি ও কৃষি-কেন্দ্রিক শিল্প গুলোর সঙ্গে চুক্তি করতে পারি,” তিনি বলেন।