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Maharashtra agrarian crisis: Yavatmal farmers to join state-wide road block agitation

Yavatmal: Farmers from Yavatmal will be joining the state-wide road block agitation (rasta roko andolan) called by the state steering committee on Monday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"We had organised special meetings at taluka level in the district and informed the farmers about the objectives of the agitation," said organiser of the 'Zilla Shetkari Nyaya Hak Andolan Samiti' Devanand Pawar on Sunday.

The state government is insensitive to the long drawn agrarian crisis faced by the farming community across the state, said Pawar.

"On Monday, we will block the traffic movement at the local bus stand square and hundreds of farmers will join the chakka jam (road block) on national and state highways to express our resentment against the state government for its anti farmers policy," he said.

"On 15 August, they (farmers) would 'gherao' district guardian minister Madan Yerawar and prevent him from hoisting the national flag," said Pawar.

Published Date: Aug 13, 2017 18:37 PM | Updated Date: Aug 13, 2017 18:37 PM