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Farmers in North, Central India Plan Ten-Day Strike Against Modi Govt Policies

Farmers' groups announced that they will not supply vegetables, fruits, milk and other crops to cities for ten days starting from June 1.

Chandigarh: Farmers, under the banner of the Kisan Ekta Manch and Rashtriya Kisan Maha Sangh, announced on May 2 that they will not supply vegetables, fruits, milk and other crops to cities for ten days starting from June 1 to protest against the allegedly anti-farmers policies of the Centre.

A meeting of the coordination committee of these two farmers’ organisations was held here to give final shape to the programme.

They have been demanding a minimum income guarantee scheme, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report and a waiver of farmers’ debt.

“Farmers from northern and central India will not supply vegetables, fruits, milk and other crops from June 1 till June 10. We will not go to cities to supply their produce. Farmers will take holidays for 10 days,” Bhartiya Kisan Union president Balbir Singh Rajewal said.

Farmers from several states including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh took part in the meeting.

(PTI)