In a television debate, Rakesh Tikait was questioned about the number of farmers assemble in the Mahapanchayat held at UP’s famous district Muzaffarnagar. He said there were 20 lakh or more. Then he was again pressed to clarify. When the total population of the district does not have such a big figure, how could it be so?
Aged and experienced farmer leader said all the fields on the venue were packed to their capacity and more than this the roads up to a village was fully crowded. Have you not seen it? It only made the news channel viewers think of how was a throng of farmers was solely questioned?
A sea of humanity converged at the venue without any doubt. It showed a rare scene among the farmers. They were united and vocal in their fight against the farm laws. This confluence was not watchable but it remained a spectacle on one particular day. What we are accustomed to beholding is the traffic mess on the road.
If all the petrol, electric and diesel-driven vehicles registered in Delhi territory are lined up, the total length would come to be approximately equal to the compound lengths of the two longest rivers, Nile and Amazon, in the world. The total number of registered motor vehicles in Delhi goes to 12 million, the highest in the country.
If we take into view its population it comes at 3,11,81,376 in the year 2021. It does seem at the traffic jam when the queues of the vehicles move slowly. Causes behind increasing population can be rapid urbanisation, in conjunction with the intensified challenges of environmental degradation, which has placed straight pressure on infrastructure, housing availability and the spread of slums.
Another major impact of rapid population increase is a change in the way that the land is being used. However, the 9-month old quest of the farmers remains entangled in the questions. It appears more tricky than the agriculture scientists’ quest of uncovering a remedy to scientific farming.