Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told Lok Sabha today that there were no deaths of farmers due to police action duing the 13-month long farmers’ agitation which was suspended yesterday after receiving written assurances from the Centre. Tomar said that “the subject of compensation, etc. to the families of the deceased farmers in the farmers’ movement is with the concerned state governments. No farmer died as a result of police action during the farmers’ agitation.”
Tomar submitted this as a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
The Lok Sabha also debated climate change and the Opposition has demanded the Prime Minister explain the “rationale” behind the sudden net-Zero announcement by India at the COP 26 conference in Glasgow in November. The discussion was begun under Rule 193. The discussion was initiated by DMK MP Kanimozhi citing heavy flooding in Tamil Nadu. Other MP’s also brough up climate change effects in their respective states.