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Farmers to hold meetings in 2500 Jaipur villages

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Farmers in 2500 villages in Rajasthan's capital will hold a 'Kisan Sabha' (farmers' meet) tomorrow to highlight the issues concerning them.

Being organised by the group of farmers that had protested in Jaipur's Nindar village against land acquisition in October last year, the meetings will be a part of the 'Bachao Kisan Bachao' (save farms save farmers) movement.

According to its convenor Nagendra Singh Shekhawat, after holding meetings in villages over the next two months, a Mahapanchayat will be organised to put pressure on the government.

We want to unite farmers so that they can raise their voice strongly. Meetings will be held in every village and after all the districts are covered, a Mahapanchayat will be held," Shekhawat said.

Farmers have so many issues but due to lack of a proper platform, they cannot effectively press for their demands. They are not organised therefore their voices are unheard, he added.

Shekhawat said that land acquisition, prices of crops and milk, vegetables, farmers welfare among others were the significant issues that need to be addressed.

There have been several agitations against land acquisition and other issues in Jaipur in the past but farmers need unity..."

"... We are trying to bring all of them together and (for that) a Jaipur farmers' organisation will be formed, he said.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:36 IST