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Gujarat: Farmers waste massive amounts of milk demanding loan waiver

ANI
Published : Jul 5, 2017, 3:11 pm IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2017, 3:36 pm IST

Dairy farmers led by Kshatriya Thakor Sena poured down over hundred litres of milk on the SG Highway demanding loan waiver.

Farmers pouring milk in protest for farm loan waiver. (Photo; Twitter | ANI)
 Farmers pouring milk in protest for farm loan waiver. (Photo; Twitter | ANI)

Ahmedabad: After Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh, now the farmer's outrage demanding loans waiver has reached Gujarat.

Dairy farmers led by Kshatriya Thakor Sena poured down over hundred litres of milk on the SG Highway demanding loan waiver.

The demonstration was led by Thakor Sena's Alpesh Thakor who had earlier warned that the farmers will stop selling milk to the dairies and spill it on the streets instead.

Read: Congress promises farm loan waiver if voted to power in Gujarat

Authorities tried to control the situation but to no avail, as the livid farmers continued to waste milk.

"At this time we have announced milk ban in entire Gujarat for two days. After that we will march from Gandhi ashram to Gandhinagar. Even after that if government does not change anything then on July 8, 9 and 10, we will organise a big protest where thousands of farmers will join and demand to waive off our loans. If government does not accept our demands then whole India should know that farmers of Gujarat have the capability to change those in powers," Thakor said.

On June 1, two tankers of milk were spilled on the road in Shirdi as farmers from several districts went on indefinite strike in Maharashtra.

The farmers have demanded a loan waiver after being distressed over falling prices of agriculture produce and other related issues.

Tags: farmer loan waiver, agriculture, kshatriya thakor sena, milk wastage
Location: India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad