Farmers begin 10-day strike in India

In India, farmers from 172 organisations have begun a 10-day strike from today (Friday) to draw attention to the ongoing agrarian crisis.

Farm leaders said that perishables such as milk and vegetables, will not be supplied to cities by protesting farmers during the gaon bandh or village shutdown.

According to a farmer leader associated with the Kisan Ekta Manch, an umbrella body of 62 farmer groups participating in the strike, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra are the most affected states.

The Rashtriya Kisan Sangh, a platform for 110 farmers groups, is the other major participant in the strike.

It has also called on traders groups to join farmers in a Bharat bandh on 10th of this month.

Source: Radio Pakistan