Farmers In India Begin Ten Days Strike


Web Desk(June 01, 2018): In India, farmers from 172 organizations have begun a 10-day strike from today (Friday) to draw attention to the ongoing agrarian crisis.

 Pune: Farmers from Ahmednagar spill milk down a road during a state-wide protest, in Pune on Friday, June 01, 2018. Farmers today launched a 10-day-long agitation as part of a nationwide strike to press for their demands, including waiver of loans and the right price for crops. Pic Courtesy: PTI

Farm leaders said that perishables such as milk and vegetables, will not be supplied to cities by protesting farmers during the “gaon bandh” or village shut down.

According to a farmer leader associated with the Kisan Ekta Manch, an umbrella body of 62 farmer groups participating in the strike, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra are the most affected states.

The Rashtriya Kisan Sangh, a platform for 110 farmers groups, is the other major participant in the strike.

It has also called on traders groups to join farmers in a Bharat bandh on 10th of this month.

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