The protesting farmers against the three farm bills are preparing for a long haul movement. Accordingly, they are constructing brick houses near Delhi’s border. Agitating since late November, the farmers are continuing their protest braving all the odds like a chilly winter, internet curbs, barbed wired and etc.
Amid the deadlock with the government, the farmers at the Tikri border in Haryana are building small homes at a cost of Rs 20,000/- to Rs 25,000/-. As the weather is turning hot with the onset of summer, they are planning to move into these houses from the tents.
Initially, several farmers used their tractors as shelters but they are sending them back to their villages as the harvesting time is fast approaching.
Meanwhile, the farmers are planning to intensify the agitation and announced Bharat Bandh on March 26 marking four months of movement.
The ten rounds of talks with the government have failed till now and the farmers are continuing their agitation under the umbrella of Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a unified body of all farmer unions.