MUMBAI, June 1 : Farmers from Maharashtra started an indefinite strike on Thursday, curtailing the supply of vegetables, fruits and milk to cities such as Mumbai in a move that could push up food prices in the coming days.
Indebted farmers are demanding a waiver on loans from the government of the big farming state similar to the $5.6 billion in debt forgiveness announced by Uttar Pradesh in April. (News Report).
The photo above shows the roads blocked by onions which the farmers have put there in connection with the strike. In many places milks in large quantity were spilled on the road. The strike is continuing. Thousands of farmers have committed suicide unable to repay the loans. The government should act immediately and waive the loans to save the farmers.
The government which is subsiding the corporates and rich business people should consider the case of these poor farmers also.