10-Day Nationwide Farmer Strike Begins Today


New Delhi: The 10-day nationwide strike of farmers, united under the banner of the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh, will begin from today, June 1 and continue till June 10.

Demanding better prices of produce, the farmers of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana has launched the “Gaon Bandh” (village blockade) agitation and stop supplies of milk and vegetables to cities, as a part of the strike.

The strike has been launched to turn the government’s attention towards their demands of minimum income guarantee scheme, implementation of Swaminathan Commission report and waiver of loans.

During the period, no eatables would be supplied from villages to cities in the state. Although the state government has made arrangements to minimise the impact of agitation, cities are set to see a shortage of items like vegetables and milk. The farmers in the state of Maharashtra, on the other hand, have called for a strike for a day (June 1).