Maharashtra farmers to go on strike, demand loan waive off

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Mumbai | Published: June 1, 2017 11:07:54 AM

The farmers have demanded a loan waiver after being distressed over falling prices of agriculture produce and other related issues.

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Farmers from several districts of Maharashtra will go on strike from today onwards as they are demanding for loan waive off. The farmers have demanded a loan waiver after being distressed over falling prices of agriculture produce and other related issues. Due to ongoing strikes, the nearby cities like Mumbai and Pune are going to face the crisis of vegetables, fruits, etc.

Reportedly, on Tuesday some of the representatives of a state-level coordination committee of various farmers outfit Kisan Kranti Morcha met state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence in Mumbai to discuss the issue, but the discussion failed as the farmers refused to postpone their agitation.

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According to reports, the farmers from Nashik district will also not supply agricultural produce to Gujarat.

“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.” One of the vegetable sellers, Santosh told ANI.

Another vegetable seller demanded that there should be loan waive off like Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did in the state.

“Our state government should also waive off the farmers’ loans like Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did in the state. As the stock and supply of vegetables and fruits are less then this will automatically lead to hike in the prices based on demand,” another vegetable seller said.

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