Firms support farm stir, move machinery from Adani Dry Port at Kila Raipur

Firms support farm stir, move machinery from Adani Dry Port at Kila Raipur

Heavy machinery being moved out of the Adani Dry Port at Kila Raipur on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Mahesh Sharma

Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 1

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) movement against the alleged nexus between the Union Government and certain corporate houses over the issue of implementation of the three controversial farm laws received a shot in the arm as some companies operating container services started withdrawing their heavy machinery from the Adani Dry Port at Kila Raipur near here.

The development took place when protestors categorically declined the advice of the administration to lift the dharna from the dry port.

The contractors and companies providing services at the dry port till now have declared that they would support the Kisan Morcha and would not deal with the company in the future.

“That I will have no relation with Adani Company after receiving my two heavy Hystertl Star machines and I will not deal with the company in future too,” reads the concluding paragraph of an affidavit signed by the proprietor of M/s Punjab Container Services, a service provider said.

Office-bearers and activists of various outfits organising dharna at the main gate of the Adani Dry Port said the corporate sector in general and Adanis and Ambanis in particular had started facing social boycott in the country. Harnek Singh Dhalliwal, convener of the action programme, claimed that companies and contractors providing services at the dry port had started supporting the farmers’ struggle. “Some of them have requested us to allow them

to remove their machinery and material, which we will allow, provided they give in writing to boycott the port,” said Dhalliwal, maintaining that some heavy machinery was allowed to move out after taking undertakings.

He further said that the organising committee comprising office-bearers of various kisan unions had categorically declined the administration’s appeal to lift the dharna or shift the venue on pretext of a case filed by Adanis in Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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