Mangaluru, Jan 03 2019: Farmers organisations of the district staged a dharna in front of the DC office here on January 3, Thursday demanding total waiver of all farm loans in the country. The protest was organised to also press for the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Commission Report.
Ravikiran Punacha, State unit Secretary of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene said the dharna is organised in support of the all India strike call given on January 8 and 9 by the All India Farmers Co-ordination Committee.
He alleged that the Union Government has neglected the interests of the farmers, working class and the middle income group.
He demanded convening of a special session of the Parliament to discuss crisis in the agricultural sector and urged to check the soaring prices of fuel, fertilizers and other essential commodities.
Several famer leaders including Ram Ganesh, K Yadava Shetty, M K Krishnappa Salian, Manohar Shetty and others participated in the protest.