Nashik: The farmers’ sukanu samiti (steering committee), demanding various concessions from the government, will hold a meeting in Nashik on January 1 to decide their future course of action.
The farmers felt that the government would take some firm step for farmers during the winter session but did not do so, stated Dr Ajit Nawale, general secretary of Shetkari Sukanu Samiti on Tuesday. The meeting will be held at a hall in Nashik City and the Sukanu Samiti will decide its future strategy.
He further said that, the government should fix the minimum remunerative rate of farm produce which should include the production cost along with addition of 50 percent. “Cultivators should given their farmland and their names should be added as owners, implementation of Swaminathan committee recommendations showed be followed in letter and spirit,” he said. Farmers are also sore over the Samruddhi Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, for which their land will be acquired.
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