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Mumbai: Second day of farmers’ protest brings vegetable crunch


Mumbai: With the second day of farmers’ protest in Mumbai, they tried to disrupt the transportation of vegetables to the city. However, the milk supply considerably remained unaffected, according to the sources in Navi Mumbai Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC).

On Thursday, angry farmers had tried to disrupt vegetable and milk supply to the city. Incidents of vehicles carrying milk and vegetable disruption were reported in Nasik district, as per the Quint.

The farmers demanded that their loans should be waived, and a minimum support price (MSP) for their produce should be given to them. Farmers in Nasik district are also opposing acquisition of land for the proposed Super Communication Expressway which will connect Mumbai and Nagpur.

Meanwhile, the collective group of agitating farmers in Maharashtra today threatened to intensify the protest by ‘locking down’ government offices starting 6 June.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday had accused the opposition NCP and the Congress of this stir. However, a committee has been set up to suggest measures to resolve farmers’ issues, he had said.