Farmers gear up to beat summer heat and continue protest at Singhu border

Farmers at Singhu border
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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 17: Farmers sitting in protest against the Centre’s three farm laws have started preparing to face the scorching summer heat at Singhu border.

The agitating farmers are planning to install fans, coolers and generators at the protest site.

According to reports, the farmers’ leaders told that various social organisations have come forward to provide fans and coolers to the protesting farmers.

“We are preparing to replace these tarpaulin-made tents under which farmers have been sitting for over 80 days braving chilly winds so far. With the summer having started and with every passing day becoming hotter, we are planning to install fans and coolers and if need be, air conditioners will also be provided. The changes would happen in the next couple of days,” said Kulveer Singh, a resident of Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, who is also a member of the Krantikari Kisan Union.

Volunteers have started preparing for initiating the changes at the protest sites, said Singh.

“We are not only planning to beat the summer heat, but we will also ensure that farmers get chilled potable water in the coming days,” he added.

Most of the farmers stay in their tractor-trolleys they have brought from their villages apart from tarpaulin shades or plastic tents.

All the tractor-trolleys parked across the road or outside (Delhi-Chandigarh highway) could be seen covered with tarpaulin.

Many tractor-trolleys that have carried farmers from different villages and districts from Punjab and Haryana are fitted with fans to provide cool air to the farmers. 

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