After Maharashtra, 15,000 farmers go to Odisha capital for loan waiver

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 13th March, 2018

BHUBANESWAR: Encouraged by the farmers’ march in Maharashtra , around 15,000 farmers converged on Odisha capital on Monday to press for farm loan waiver and pension. Not only Maharashtra, farmers from Kutch to Arunachal Pradesh and Kashmir to Kanyakumari will also rise in protest against the government’s indifference to their problems.” They also demanded a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy to Rs 3,000 per quintal from the current Rs 1,550. “The state government can give a bonus of Rs 500 on every quintal of paddy procured. We also urge the government to waive the farm loan,” said NKS national coordinator Akshaya Kumar Talking about the Maharashtra protests, Kumar said, “The demands of farmers are similar across the country.


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