Bengaluru: Around 5,000 farmers from across Karnataka staged protests here on Monday seeking a loan waiver, higher price for sugarcane and relief aid for losses incurred due to drought in 17 districts across the state.
Hundreds of farmers reached the city in buses, trains, trucks and tractors from 20 of the 30 districts including Ramanagara, Mandya, Mysuru, Kodagu, Kolar, Gadag, Tumukuru, Shivamogga, Hassan, Haveri, Hubballi, Belagavi and Bagalkot as their demands have remained pending months after the Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition came into power.
“Farmers from all over the state have come to force the state government meet our demands on loan waiver, higher price for sugarcane and compensation for kharif crop loss due to drought this year,” Karnataka State Farmers Association President Chamaraj Patil told reporters here. (IANS)
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