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Raj farmers' protest: Third round of talks with govt tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The and representatives of farmers, who have blocked several roads in Sikar demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Committee's recommendations and crop loan waiver, will hold third round of talks tomorrow here.

The talks on Thursday are aimed at ending the 13-day long protest, Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha chief and former Amra Ram said here.

The second round of discussions with a group of ministers was held here today. "We are trying to fulfil demands of the farmers through deliberations," he said.

He said the blockades in Sikar will continue till demands are

Meanwhile, the protest has hit normal life in Sikar as all major were blocked by the farmers.

Protests were also witnessed in parts of Bikaner and Sriganganagar districts.

Meanwhile, the state reduced by 0.50 per cent on agriculture loan taken from central under the Sahkar Kisan Kalyan Yojna.

State Cooperative Minister Kilak said in a release that farmers paying back loans in time under the scheme will get loan at nine per cent

This scheme will be effective on loans disbursed till March 31, 2018.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 22:42 IST