What: A march to Delhi for Indian Farmer Protest is scheduled on 13 February. The march is organized by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha against the union government.

Why: The march is organized to advocate for their demands which include the enactment of a law to guarantee Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations, pension for farmers and farm labourers, farm debt waiver, withdrawal of police cases and justice for victims of the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri that happened on October 2021.

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Important details of the Indian Farmer Protest:

  • · The march is expected to be joined by 200 farmers’ unions from across the country that are a part of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha.
  • The farmers will enter Delhi from the Shambhu, Khanauri, and the Dabwali borders. The farmer unions have registered the protest at Jantar Mantar.
  • Farmers and farm workers are also expected to enter Haryana from Shambhu, Khanouri, Moonak, and Sardulgarh on tractor-trailers and then move towards Delhi.
  • Increased security measures and restrictions are expected near the Shambhu, Khanauri, Dabwali, Moonak, and Sardulgarh borders. Blockades can be anticipated on major expressways and highways, especially those connecting Delhi and Punjab. Disruptions to travel are likely.
  • Demonstrations and roadblocks are also expected near government buildings and Jantar Mantar. Increased police presence and restrictions on movement can be anticipated in parts of Delhi.
  • Escalation of the Indian Farmer Protest and clashes between protestors and police cannot be ruled out.

Outlook: Demonstrations by farmers are likely to cause significant travel disruptions in Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab. Further protests by the farmer unions can be anticipated in case a resolution with the government is not achieved. Organizations are advised to stay updated regarding the travel restrictions and disruptions likely due to the Indian Farmer protests. It is advised to prepare contingency plans to ensure minimum disruptions to business operations.

The real-time updates provided by datasurfr aid organizations to stay updated about demonstrations and travel disruptions across different regions of interest. Leverage datasurfr’s real-time alerts and risk reports to manage operational risks and form mitigation plans to safeguard your business assets and operations.

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