Protesting at the Singhu border for 106 days, the farmers have turned a area into a ‘mini village’ or Punjab pind. After salons and gymnasiums , houses have now come up at the demonstration site. Till now, most of them had been living on trolleys attached to their tractors that were became makeshift rooms by the night because the temperatures fell within the capital .
Replacing those, farmers have started building ‘pucca’ houses (permanent structures made from bricks) at the border. These houses are often easily seen when one moves a couple of kilometres before the protest site at Singhu border.An IANS report stated that masons are called all the way from Punjab for the development of homes . “On Friday, farmer leaders from Punjab discussed constructing ‘pucca’ houses at Singhu border. The meeting revolved around ways to guard farmers at the border from the scorching summer. There are four houses altogether being built at the border, but their number is probably going to extend . of these houses are going to be two-storeyed,” Karamjit Singh, who takes care of the media cell of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), was quoted as saying by the press agency .
Mosquitoes within the night and therefore the scorching sun during the day was said to be the rationale for the development . “Due to an outsized number of farmers at the border, these two-storey buildings are being built and if the agitation is prolonged further, our preparations got to be stronger,” he added.
In December, small shops had cropped abreast of the periphery that offered daily necessities and even cheap winter clothes to those that may have it. Many college students and native organisations from Punjab had also established stalls at the protest site to supply medical care , essential supplies and supply security.
A report within the Print stated that one such group is Patiala-based Sikh Sewa Force, which provides daily essentials like blankets, socks, soap, medicines, sanitary napkins, oil, mosquito repellants, etc, freed from cost. Free of cost salons also came up within the area where protesters were getting their beards shaved and hair cut. Some farmers, who were also professional kabaddi players, arrived with heavyweight equipment and shortly an open-air ‘gym’ began. To initiate reading, discussions, and debates, a Sahitya chaupal (studying space) too was arranged.