New Delhi. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday said that the government is deeply concerned about the welfare of women farmers protesting on the borders of Delhi. In a written reply to a question, Smriti told the Rajya Sabha that the Ministry of Agriculture has appealed to the protesting farmers’ unions to request women to return home in view of the bad weather and the COVID pandemic. “The government is deeply concerned about the welfare of women farmers. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, during discussions with the farmers’ unions, appealed to them that children and elderly people and especially women, should be requested to return home in view of bad weather and COVID pandemic.
Smriti said, “To take care of citizens including women farmers, the concerned local bodies and the state or union territory government provide basic facilities.” Points… are performing in Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur. They claim that these three laws will deprive them of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system and put them at the mercy of big corporate houses. More than ten rounds of talks with the farmers’ government have failed. The government says that these three laws have been brought in the interest of farmers, under major agricultural reforms.