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Chakka Jam would not take place in Delhi.

The jam will be carried out in other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), including parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, but not in Delhi.

On January 6, the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, which represents over 40 farmer unions, have called for a nationwide "chakka jam," wherein all roads and national highways will be blocked throughout the nation except Delhi. The jam will be carried out in other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), including parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, along with other states. During the jam, highways and roads will be blocked from 12 pm to 3 pm, and rallies will take place in the afternoon, so commuters are not inconvenienced.

In response, "the Delhi police have taken actions like placing iron nails, concrete barriers, and barbed fences on the other borders with Delhi, including Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders where protestors are camped. In Delhi, the police have erected multi-layer barricades, concertina wires, spikes on roads, and parking buses on streets to restrict protesters' movement as opposition continues to swell at farmers’ protest sites. Police and other paramilitary forces have been deployed in large numbers in the wake of Republic Day clashes. Drones have also been deployed to monitor the protesters," according to The Wire.

The Wire reported that the call was made on February 1 after the government announced the Union Budget of 2021. The government slashed the budget for agriculture and allied sectors in the most recent budget – from Rs 1.54 lakh crore in 2020-21 to Rs 1.48 lakh crore in this fiscal year. Farmer leader Darshan Pal said: "that the jam is in opposition to the three farm laws, the government’s repressive measures against protesters – including the internet shutdown, ‘illegal’ arrests and the repression of journalists – and the reduction of budgetary allocations to the farm sector," according to The Wire.

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