Chhattisgarh: Farmers threaten mass suicide against drop in foodgrain MSP

 

Source: Bhaskar News   |   Last Updated 19:01(13/12/11)

Raipur: The farmers in large numbers are gearing up to take part in a rally, on December 16, against the alleged policies of the Raman Singh’s government. The farmers in the region seek a hike in the minimum support price of the food grains that were lowered by the government recently. The protest rally will be organised at the Gandhi ground in the area.

There will be more than 20,000 farmers who will participate in the protest rally against the government policies. The chief minister Raman Singh has also urged the Centre to either increase the minimum support price() for foodgrains or give boost to farmers in the country, to provide them relief from the inflation. The chief minister also acknowledged that the investment required for farming has gone up while considering inflation. But the government has not taken any step for the relief of the farmers.

The head of the protest rally, Jageshwar Prasad, has also threatened mass suicide of farmers, in case the government fails to meet their demands.

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