Supply hit as farmers’ protest continues

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jun 2018 10:39:07


Staff Reporter

RESENTMENT among farmers is rising as the Government is yet to concede their demands. Sunday was the third day of farmers’ protest which again passed off peacefully. Following the protest, supply of vegetables is badly hit and stock of vegetables have started drying up. Owing to this, rates of vegetables particularly green vegetables have soared over three times. Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Anil Yadav of Bharatiya Kisan Union informed that farmers’ agitation is continuing peacefully as farmers are not coming to the city and going to mandis. However, attempts are being made to disturb the agitation. He told that farmers are feeling agitated following arrest of 11 farmers in Rajgarh. “Supply of vegetables is badly affected and now rates of vegetables have increased considerably. Vegetables price will surge further as the stock of traders have started to dry,” he added. He also informed that Bharatiya Kisan Union will take out a rally on June 6 in Mandsaur to mark first anniversary of six farmers who died in police firing last year. “However, we are not going to support the rally of Congress which would be addressed by Rahul Gandhi on the same day in Mandsaur,” he informed. Notably, various farmers’ organisations have come under single umbrella to stage 10-day protest from June 1. Farmers are demanding loan waiver, input cost of crops, waiver of cases filed against farmers during last year’s movement etc. As farmers movement is continuing, mandis continue to wear a deserted look. Following the protest, ladies finger in State capital is being sold for Rs 40 per kg and same is the rate of sponge gourd, bottle gourd. Tomato rates too have increased.