AIMTC has extended its support to the farmers’ agitation from day one. They are again convening their core committee meeting and will decide on stopping their operations strategically starting from Delhi and then North India
New Delhi: The transporters’ body All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has Extended all their support to the farmers’ agitation and warned of suspending its operations across the northern region in case the government does not address farmers’ demands.
‘AIMTC has extended its support to the farmer agitation from day one. We are again convening our core committee meeting and will decide on stopping our operations strategically starting from Delhi, then North India and if the Govt does not address the issue of the farmers then we may decide to go for shutting down of transport operations nationwide in their support,’ said AIMTC in an official statement released here.
AIMTC president Kultaran Singh Atwal in the statement has said that the government must treat the farmers with dignity and allay their apprehensions on the farm Acts.
He took on Twitter and wrote, “Respected @narendramodi, @AmitShah, @nstomar More than 200 million strong Transport Fraternity stands with their Farmer brethren in their struggle. We request your goodselves to address and resolve their concerns in right earnest.”
Respected @narendramodi, @AmitShah, @nstomar More than 200 million strong Transport Fraternity stands with their Farmer brethren in their struggle. We request your goodselves to address and resolve their concerns in right earnest.
KULTARAN SINGH ATWAL, PRESIDENT
— ALL INDIA MOTOR TRANSPORT CONGRESS (@aimtc1936) December 2, 2020
He said, ‘We wholeheartedly support the cause of the farmers and look forward to a peaceful and amicable resolution of their issues.’
Farmers are Food provers
The apex body of the transporters has said that the farmers are ‘ANN DAATA’ (the food providers) and the transport industry also depends to a great extent on agriculture.
Since the farmers are agitating, it has already affected the movement of traffic and is affecting the movement of food items such as fruits vegetables from the northern states to the markets.
AIMTC said, ‘Entire North India is affected and thousands of trucks carrying food, vegetables and other perishable and nonperishable items coming from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, J&K are impacted and we still support them as 65% of the trucks are engaged in carrying farm produce.’