Farmers’ Strike enters Day 2, Vegetable prices soar high in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, June 2: As the ongoing countrywide farmer’s strike entered day 2 on Saturday, the Prices of vegetables have soared high in the national capital.

The farmers on Friday launched a 10-day-long agitation “Kisan Avkash” to press for their demands, including waiver of loans and the right price for crops.

Other demands of farmers include pension to farmers after 55 years and implementation of recommendations of Swaminathan Commission .

Following the strike, the peasants have reportedly blocked vegetables, milk and other essential farm produce on roads and blocked supplies to cities in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana.

Vendors at Delhi’s Okhla vegetable market told news agency ANI that prices have shot up due to country-wide farmers’ protest.

Reacting to farmers agitation yesterday, Harayana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said ‘they don’t have any issues, they are just focusing on unnecessary things, not selling produce will bring losses to farmers.’

The protest is being organised under the banner of under the banner of the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh.

The farmers who have called for the ten-day long protest will observe ‘Gaon Bandh’ from 1 June to 10 June, 5 June as Dhikkar Divas, 6 June as Saheed Sahadat Divas, 8 June as Asahyog Divas and 10 June as Bharat Bandh.

Updates of Day 2:

Where is the strike happening? No farmers are participating in the strike , Says Madhya Pradesh Minister

Not selling produce will bring losses to farmers: Haryana CM 

Prices have shot up, Says Okhla Vendors 

Farmers continue their protest for the second day


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