Maha farmers to now strike on June 1; to protest govt’s failures

political leaders who will not support the strike will not be allowed to enter the villages

To protest the failures of the Maharashtra government towards providing respite to the farming community, the farmers have decided to go ahead on strike on June 1.

The Kisan Kranthi Jan Andolan informed that the statewide strike will start from June 1 to June 10 and call of Bharat Bandh will be observed on June 10.

It was also informed that the political leaders who will not support the strike will not be allowed to enter the villages till June 10.

The protest will begin with the tributes to those farmers who were killed in police firing in Mandsaur on June 6.

Around 130 farmers organizations across the state would participate in the strike, it was informed.

Demands of the farmers were that import and export policies of commodities should be set with the help of agriculture researchers, for biological farming farmers should be given an amount of Rs 8,000 per acre every year.

Also that the Maximum Support Prices should be declared two months before the coverage of the farming and it should be cleared within 24 hours.

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