GOVT. SHOULD COMEFORWARD TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF STRIKING FARMERS IN MAHARASHTRA :

The farmers’ strike in Maharashtra entered the sixth day today, with prices of vegetables shooting up in various markets due to short supply. Farmers are on the warpath since June 1 for demands including loan waiver and higher minimum support prices.   Despite the government announcing a loan waiver for marginal farmers on Saturday, the agitation has continued.   In Pune’s Agricultural Produce Market Committee, the inflow of vegetables and fruits was only about 50 per cent today, resulting in their prices going up by three to five times, sources said.   The workers of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna held protests outside the collector’s office in Sangli and 20 of them were taken into custody by police.   The rural economy has been affected in Nashik where apart from farmers, potters, tempo drivers and others working in allied fields are losing their jobs, sources said.  The daily business of around Rs 20-25 crore in 17 major APMCs in Nashik and other smaller market committees has come to a standstill, they added. Farmers locked the offices of talathi (revenue officer) in some villages of Kolhapur and Nashik districts.   The Rediff.com : 6th. June,17

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