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Farmer bodies to meet, draw up common plan

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

leaders from and some other states will meet here tomorrow to map out a common plan to agitate for their demands.

"leaders from different states including including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and are likely to attend the event," said today.

"Saturday's meeting will be an attempt to bring all organizations working in the country under one umbrella to highlight the plight of farmers in an effective manner," he told reporters.

"This will also ensure speedy redressal of farmers' grievances," he said.

The Uttar Pradesh-based body, which is organizing the meeting, has often accused the of failing to fulfil promises made before the assembly election.

Dixit said the meeting is an attempt to wake up the ruling party and the and apprise them of the hardships being faced by the farming community.

"Both the Centre and the talk about enhancing the income of farmers. But the reality is that there is no visible road map to implement this," he said.

He said the agrarian crisis in the country was at an "explosive" stage.

"If the government does not wake up, the farmer organizations will gherao the UP Vidhan Bhawan before the monsoon session."

The Navin Srivastava, however, trashed the claims made by

"These are baseless allegations levelled against the UP government. In fact, the work done by the in one year exceeds the work done for the farmers by the previous state governments," he said.

He said the had done "outstanding" work for farmers growing wheat, potato and sugarcane.

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

First Published: Fri, April 20 2018. 18:20 IST