The Telangana’s TRS government on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each for the families of over 700 farmers who died during the year-long protest against the three farm laws.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao also urged the Union government to give the families Rs 25 lakh and withdraw all the cases filed against the protestors.
At least 670 farmers linked to the protests have lost their lives during one-year-long agitation against the Union government’s three farm laws.
According to a blog, Human Cost of Farmers Protest, the toll at the farmers’ protest stands at 670 on 19 November 2021, a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the repeal of the three contentious farm laws against which farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at the borders of Delhi for nearly a year.
This data has been collected from November 26, 2020, to 19 November this year.
Most of the deaths happened due to heart attack, illness due to cold weather conditions, and accidents.
The majority of them were sitting at Delhi borders while some others died in accidents while going to or coming back from the protest sites.
The historic protest also witnessed a huge amount of farmer suicides.
According to the data, farmers of every age group — from 18 years to 85 years — have died.
Farmers from neighbouring states of Delhi have been protesting the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.