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Farmers' body launches protest in Rajasthan for loan waiver

15 June, 2017 3:44 PM
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Farmers' body launches protest in Rajasthan for loan waiver

The Bhartiya Kisan Sangh submitted memorandum to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with 11 demands including convening a special session of the state assembly to discuss issues of the farmers.

The Bhartiya Kisan Sangh today began an indefinite sit-in protest at all divisional headquarters in Jaipur, Rajasthan to press for demands of farmers, including crop loan waiver and procurement of commodities on minimum support price (MSP).

The Sangh submitted memorandum to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with 11 demands including convening a special session of the state assembly to discuss issues of the farmers.

"Crop loan waiver, revision of MSP, procurement of crops on MSP, execution of proposed irrigation projects, expansion of existing projects and approval of new projects are among some demands of the farmers," Manilal Labana, the state unit president of the Sangh, said.

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Source: moneycontrol.com

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Anonymous

16 June, 2017 8:36 AM

It is a wrong precedent started by the government. How it is possible to waive off the loan of crores of farmers. Why they have taken the loan in the first instance if they are not able to repay it? This disease is going to spread in whole of the country due to faulty vote bank policy.