<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Maharashtra farmers strike entered sixth day today despite chief minister Devendra Fadnavis reiterating the government’s move to waive crop loan worth Rs 30,000 crore before October 31.The agitating farmers sealed the entrance of new administrative building of the Sangli district collector while in Puntambe Ahmednagar district they sealed the offices village panchayat, post office and circle office.Farmers threw vegetables in front of the residence of Amravati division commissioner and the district collector. The police arrested 20 farmers in this connection.
ALSO READ Maharashtra farmers’ strike: CM pledges ‘biggest ever loan package’, but conditions applyFarmers in Kolhapur district sealed the Talathi office at Shiye village and similar incident was reported in Chandwad taluka of Nashik district.In Nashik, which has now become the centre of activity for the agitating farmers, the strike has adversely impacted the transactions in 15 marketing committee and 20 sub committees. The Lasalgaon market committee, which is known for onion trade, wore a deserted look due to lack of arrival of onions from the farmers.However, the participation of farmers was waning as they were getting ready for sowing operation.Incidentally, activists of ruling Shiv Sena, the BJP’s ally Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and Congress and NCP were actively involved in the agitation.Prices of fruits and vegetables have surged in Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Pune, Nashik due to low arrival.Kailash Tejani, president of Wholesale Traders Association at Vashi APMC said about 300 truckloads of vegetables arrived against the average 450-500 trucks. ‘’Ninety per cent supply is from Gujarat and Karnataka. The rates were marginally increased,’’ he addded.Nasaheb Patil,, chairman of Nashik APMC informed that the committee is incurring a huge loss as the market is shut for last six days. “Government needs to find out a tangible solution,” he noted.
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