Open maize purchasing centre, demand protesters

Open maize purchasing centre, demand protesters

Karnataka Raita Sangha and Hasiru Sene members staged a protest condemning the anti-farmers’ policy of the government, in front of the deputy commissioner’s office in the city on Monday.

The protesters shouted slogans against the government and demanded the chief minister to take measures to solve farmers problems.

Addressing protesters, Raita Sangha State Secretary Manjunath said that farmers issues is on the rise every passing day, yet the government is not making any serious attempts to settle the issues. Despite bringing the issues to the notice of the State government, it has been showing a negligent attitude. A massive fight against the government will be taken up in the days to come, he said.

In a memorandum submitted to Additional Deputy Commissioner Vaishali, the protesters demanded to open a maize purchasing centre and declare a minimum support price of Rs 2,000 per quintal.

 Steps must be taken to ensure that loan is not recovered from farmers in drought and flood-hit regions. Facilties should be provided so as to prevent farmers from migrating to other places.

Some of the other demands include, government should purchase cotton by fixing appropriate price, protect onion growers and sugarcane farmers, give three phase electricity for pump sets 10 hours a day, not to evict farmers from their cultivation land, evict Gomala land and solve Inam land issue.

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