MP farmers begin 3-day protest, affecting supplies

With farmers in Madhya Pradesh holding a three-day protest pressing the Kamal Nath government to fulfill its loan waiver promise, vegetables and milk supply in the state are likely to be affected. Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has promised to waive farm loans prior to the Assembly elections up to Rs 2 Lakh.

State Chief of Bharatiya Kisan Union Anil Yadav told that the promise was yet to be fulfilled since many farmers are still getting notice from banks that threaten declaring them as defaulters. Bharatiya Kisan Union is a member of the Sangh Parivar and is affiliated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

The farmers also request the implementation of the Swaminathan panel recommendations and also ask for the minimum support price for their produce. Though Madhya Pradesh agriculture minister Sachin Yadav met the farmers taking part in the protests on Tuesday, he failed in pursuading them for ending the demonstration.

Bhartiya Kisan Union leaders insisted that they wanted to meet Chief Minister Kamal Nath for discussing their demands.

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