More than 30 podu cultivators staged a sit-in dharna, obstructing the forest department’s tractors and demanded that the officials leave the fields immediately.
Agriculture market yard secretary interacted with the farmers and explained that the Central govt was implementing the e-NAM system from July 4.
According to the list, 16,657 farmers insured their crops in 2018-19 kharif season and of them, 10,989 are entitled to get insurance based on crop cutting report and average crop yield.
Speaking to Express from Varanasi, the farmers alleged that certain individuals -- allegedly sleuths of the Central intelligence agencies -- have been following them.
Top BDA officials from the Land Acquisition as well as Engineering department visited the Layout on Thursday morning in an effort to redress the grievances.
A total of 2,500 acres, from nearly 2,000 farmers, were acquired to form this layout, said a top BDA official.
The farmers, numbering around 500 from Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Aligarh and Meerut, were not allowed entry to Delhi after which they stayed put at the DND junction until Saturday.
The rally, organised by Kisan Uday Abhiyan, led by Manveer Teotia, included farmers from Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Aligarh and Meerut.
They staged the protest near Samrat Cycle factory, which was inaugurated by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi when he was the Member of Parliament (MP) from Amethi.
The farmers are forced to wait outside mandis for several days along with their stocks to take part in the procurement process.
Farmers demanded compensation up to Rs 20 lakh for deceased family along with jobs, aid up to Rs 10 lakh for the injured, construction of watchtower and putting up signage in elephant corridors.
Supported by the BJP, farmers had earlier protested against millers who are demanding reduction of 4 to 5 kg per quintal of paddy at mandis.
Sonu has been working in Delhi’s small eateries since the age of 10.
Political leaders present at the rally included Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Pawar, D Raja, Farooq Abdullah, Dharmendra Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal among many others.
Kejriwal in his address at the venue, claimed that the Centre had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying it would not implement the M S Swaminathan Commission report.