132 farmer bodies to launch 25-day agitation today

By: | Published: July 26, 2018 4:46 AM

Unhappy at minimum support prices (MSPs) declared by the Centre for kharif crops, farmer activists have decided to protest against the government policies through a 25-day agitation, Kisan Adhikar Yatra.

farmers, jammu and kashmirThe yatra will begin on July 26 from Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and will conclude in Kanyakumari. (Representative image: Express photo by Deepak Joshi)

Unhappy at minimum support prices (MSPs) declared by the Centre for kharif crops, farmer activists have decided to protest against the government policies through a 25-day agitation, Kisan Adhikar Yatra.

Beginning Thursday, the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh (RKM) – an umbrella of 132 farmer organisations from across the country, is planning a nationwide yatra to highlight the plight of farmers and the failure of the Narendra Modi-led government to address the issues plaguing agriculture.

The yatra will begin on July 26 from Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and will conclude in Kanyakumari, the southern-most tip of the country, on August 19, top representatives of the RKM said.

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