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Amid Mandsaur row, Maharashtra govt announces complete farm loan waiver

On June 1, the farmers in Maharashtra went on strike for the first time ever

ANI  |  Mumbai 

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

The government on Sunday announced complete loan waiver to farmers.

The government will form a committee to decide criteria to waive off loans.

On June 1, the farmers in went on strike for the first time ever.

Their agitation saw violence and angry farmers spilling milk and throwing vegetables on the road.

At one point the strike expanded into a bandh call, where agitators threatened to stop supply to urban markets.

This comes at a time when Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district has been boiling over a farmers' agitation to waive off their loans.

The unrest has turned ugly because of the death of five protesters during firing by police in Madhya Pradesh on June 6.

First Published: Sun, June 11 2017. 18:23 IST