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Maharashtra: Farmers call off strike after meeting CM Devendra Fadnavis; milk, vegetable supply to resume

Maharashtra Farmers Called Off The Strike After Meeting State's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Late On Friday Night. The Decision To Call Off The Strike Came After 4-hour Long Meeting With The CM.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 03 Jun 2017, 08:30:12 AM
Maharashtra farmers call off strike after meeting CM Devendra Fadnavis

New Delhi:

Maharashtra farmers called off the strike after meeting state's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis late on Friday night. The decision to call off the strike came after 4-hour long meeting with the CM. 

The calling off strike results in resumption of milk and vegetable supply across Maharashtra.

Fadnavis has promised that the government will waive off loans of small farmers and has given October 31 deadline. The farmers were protesting with the demand of loan waiver and better procurement prices. New prices of milk will be decided by June 20.

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Earlier on Friday, farmers across Maharashtra continued their protest and the agitating farmers had tried to disrupt vegetable and milk supply to the metropolis.

The city residents faced hardship due to shortage of vegetables and spike in its prices due to protest. Apart from blocking sale of fruits and vegetables in the wholesale market, the farmers were also spilling milk on roads to protest.

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First Published : 03 Jun 2017, 08:16:00 AM