Farmers’ organisations on Thursday announced the suspension of their over year-long agitation after the Centre handed over a revised proposal to them. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) made the announcement at the Singhu border on Thursday.
The farmers said they will vacate the Delhi borders on Saturday (December 11) and will meet on January 15 to review the situation.
The SKM which is the umbrella body of the farmers’ unions spearheading the protests gathered for a meeting soon after the Centre sent the revised proposal.
Following the repeal of the three controversial farm laws that sparked the protests, the Centre came up with a proposal which the farmers accepted. On Thursday, the government wrote to the farmers promising to set up a committee on minimum support prices (MSP) and withdrawing cases against farmers.
At Singhu border, farmers started removing their tents and were also seen distributing sweets.
Since November last year, traffic on roads near the protest sites particularly at the UP Gate in the east and at Singhu on the GT Road had been diverted after farmers pitched tents along the roads. The diversions entailed long detours for motorists.