Regardless of demands, farm organization HP warns of statewide unrest | Chandigarh News

Shimla: Claiming to have played a key role in the defeat of the BJP in the recent by-elections for Mandi’s parliamentary seat and the Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly seats, Himachal Pradesh-based Sanyukt Kisan Manch, a warned of prolonged unrest if Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur did not invite them to discuss the 15-point charter of demands submitted in August.
Sanyukt Kisan Manch official Harish Chauhan said farmers will work out their future strategy in the coming days as important issues such as the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for the apple on the lines of Jammu and Kashmir were still not addressed.
Speaking to the media in Shimla on Saturday, Chauhan said the Manch, made up of 24 Himachal organizations, is collectively addressing the burning issues facing farmers, but ironically the demand charter had drawn no attention. state government.
He said it seemed like the state government wanted them to start a commotion like the one taking place in Delhi. He said under MIS a support price of Rs 60-70 per kg for A-grade apples, Rs 44 per kg for B-grade apples and Rs 24 per kg for grade apples. C should be provided.
Despite its defeat in the by-elections, the BJP government was not ready to tackle the problems of farmers, he said. It appeared that the apple bought from farmers at the rate of Rs 12 per kg was sold between Rs 196 and Rs 250 per kg in Bangalore, he alleged.
People whose land was being acquired for national highway projects in Mandi district would demonstrate in Dharamshala during the December 14 winter session and Manch would join them as well, he added.