Farmers from several districts of Maharashtra went on an indefinite strike on Thursday. To mark their protest, the farmers also spilled milk on the road, According to reports, the farmers are distressed over falling prices of agriculture produce. They have demanded a loan waiver but the state government has sought time to take a decision on the issue.
An ANI video shows farmers spilling milk on the road in Shirdi. ANI reports that the farmers have demanded a loan waiver as they have been distressed over the falling prices of the agriculture produce and many other issues. Reports say that the farmers’ strike may affect the availability of vegetables and fruit among other things in the neighbouring cities of Mumbai and Pune.
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According to an ANI report, representatives of a state-level coordination committee of various farmers outfit Kisan Kranti Morcha had met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence in Mumbai on Tuesday to discuss the issue that are being faced by farmers.
The discussion could not reach a conclusion as the farmers refused to postpone their strike, said the report, while stating that farmers from Nasik had refused to supply their produce to the state of Gujarat.
While talking to ANI, a vegetable seller demanded that the loans of the farmers should be waived off as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did it for his state. Another seller said, “The supply of vegetables and fruits in the market today is not sufficient. The buyers are going to suffer including us because we are the daily earner. There were chances that this will continue for some days as the farmers are demanding to waive off the loan.”