With temperature heading north, bamboo huts and sheds with green nets replaced tractor-trailers at Singhu. Over 110 huts are found out with facilities like refrigerators, air coolers and fans to offer farmers respite from the scorching heat.
The farmers are spending Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh on such hut. Migrant labourers are working overtime to satisfy the growing demand.
The rising temperature has taken a toll on gathering at Singhu, the epicentre of the farmers’ protest, although farmer leaders claim it’s thanks to the continued harvest season.
Ravinder Singh Phagwara of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar said that they had been putting up at the Delhi border since November 26 last year. “It was easy during the winter months.
Although staying within the open in scorching heat is difficult, we’ll not hand over ,” he said.
“Bamboo huts covered with tarpaulin and mosquito nets are found out . A well-equipped hut costs around Rs 1.5 lakh and it can house now 40-45 people at just one occasion ,” he said.
Sharanpreet Singh, Ranjeet Singh and Amritpal Singh of Jalandhar have equipped their tractor-trailer with an air conditioning . They said they won’t step back till the laws were repealed.