You are here: Home » News-ANI » National
Business Standard

Farmers protest in Delhi, caution Centre of consequences if demands not met

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A day after farmers had their demands approved from the state government, farmers from across the country gathered in on Tuesday and demanded and implementation of Swaminathan Commission's recommendations.

Protesting under the banner Bharatiya Kisan Union, scores of farmers reached Parliament Street and raised slogans in support of their demands.

The protesting farmers even cautioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to be ready to face consequences in 2019 if their demands remain unfulfilled.

"We are under and everyday farmers are committing suicide. We are here to tell the government to implement Swaminathan Report and waive off loans, otherwise, they will face the consequences in 2019 polls," one of the farmers told ANI.

Yesterday, nearly all the demands of farmers, who held a "long march" to Mumbai, were accepted by the Devendra Fadnavis-led government.

The farmers of the state had demanded unconditional waiver of and electricity bills; implementation of the recommendations; announcement of minimum support price for agriculture produce; and a pension scheme for farmers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 16:35 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU