Ujjain: The district administration has stepped up vigilance and is in a complete state of preparedness in the district, to deal with any untoward incident, which may take place during the ‘Kisan Andolan,’ beginning today. A strict warning has been issued against people or organizations indulging in any form of provocation, which may trigger violence.
Meanwhile, uncertainty loomed large on citizens over the possible non-supply of milk, vegetables, fruits, etc, during the 10-day agitation, as villagers who normally bring in such essentials have decided not to enter the city on the days of the agitation.
Collector, SP ask farmers to sell crops fearlessly in Mandi
According to collector Manish Singh, every possible measure will be taken to maintain peace in the district, but, in case of insurgence, organisations involved in the agitation will also be held accountable. SP Sachin Atulkar also appealed to farmers and protestors to ignore rumors and refrain from objectionable postings on social media.
The collector and Superintendent of Police, instructed all police officials and executive magistrates to work jointly for maintaining law and order. Leave applications of all Government employees have been cancelled. Patwaries and revenue officials would compulsorily have to mark their presence in their respective head quarters. Singh made it clear that the mandi would remain open and anyone trying to harass farmers or intimidate them, would be treated sternly. He also asked farmers to sell their produce fearlessly in the ‘mandis’.
Dugdh Sangh prepared for milk procurement during ‘andolan’
Sanchi Dugdh Sangh has prepared itself for procurement of milk during the agitation. According to a diary owner of the city, farmers are ready to procure milk if they are provided safety. Ahead of the kisan andolan, huge crowds were seen in vegetable markets of the city. Prices of vegetables also rose by Rs 5 to Rs 10 per kilogram.
Mandi to remain open during kisan andolan
Mandi samiti head Bahadursingh Bormundla appealed to farmers to stay away from rumours. All security will be given to farmers and their crops at the mandi during the agitation, the administration said. He also informed that, except on Government holidays, the mandi will remain open from June 1 to June 10.