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Nationwide farmers’ strike to affect milk and vegetable supplies in Indian cities

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New Delhi: Farmers from seven Indian states, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh began a 10-day strike, starting from Friday, according to media reports.

Their demands include a complete loan waiver, minimum support price for their yield and an assurance of permanent minimum income from the government, reported NDTV.

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Supply of fruits, milk and vegetables are expected to be hit as farmers have said they will not supply the regular produce to the cities, reports said.

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On Friday, in some places, the agitating farmers dumped milk and vegetables on the road, media reported.

The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh (RKM), a federation of 130 farmer organisations which is spearheading the protests, has said that farmers may sit on ‘dharna’ along major highways in the country though may not force a road block, media reported.

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