The Hush Post: Will urban India be hit as a result of farmers protest from June 1 to 10? Various farmers’ bodies have stated that they won’t supply farm products such as vegetables, grains and milk to cities across the country for 10 days from June 1.
This is in protest against the policies of the Centre. The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh, a body of 110 farmers’ organisations has said it won’t supply farm products and vegetables, milk and grains to cities across India for 10 days starting June 1.
“Farmers would stop sending from villages to cities produce such as crops, vegetables and milk from June 1 to June 10 all over the country. On June 6, they will observe a non-cooperation day,” the group’s leaders, including former BJP minister Sinha told the media here.
Despite the promise by the centre government to provide a minimum support price (MSP) 50 per cent more than the cost of production, farmers were yet to receive it. The farmers’ organisations demanded that the MSP be increased to the cost of production plus 50 per cent and a complete loan waiver from the government.
Getting even with the government for making false promises, Yashwant Sinha congratulated the farmers’ for the long march in Maharshtra led by Left parties last month on this issue.
“I can say that the Modi government has done nothing for them, not even fulfilled the promises written in the BJP manifesto,” he said.