SKM (Non-Political) to organise national-level farmers’ rally in Haryana to raise sugarcane and others issue

Bengaluru: Samyukt Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) will be organising a national-level farmers’ rally in Haryana in September, to pressure the NDA government to implement a Minimum Support Price (MSP) guarantee law for farmers. The organisation is expecting participation from over one lakh farmers from more than 20 states, reported PTI.

In four rounds of negotiations with the central government held in February, leaders of the organization emphasized key issues concerning South Indian farmers. These included advocating for a strengthened structure for the Spices Board and fair pricing for coconut and sugarcane farmers based on the “C2+50 per cent” formula recommended by the Swaminathan Commission Report.

Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Jagjeet Singh Dallewal stated that the outfit’s protest demanding an MSP guarantee law has been ongoing since February 13 at four locations, with thousands of farmers camping on roads. He declared, “This protest will continue until the central government meets our demands.”

Kurburu Shantakumar from Karnataka, a leader of the farmer body, announced that on July 8, SKM (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha would present a memorandum with 12 demands to all Members of Parliament, except the 240 BJP MPs. He added that in July, the two organizations plan to hold a major farmers’ convention in Delhi.


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