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20 Sep 2021, 11:31 HRS IST
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  • Farmers in Sikar to intensify stir; gherao collectorate

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20:23 HRS IST

Sikar, Sept 10 (PTI) Farmers in Sikar district have called for a blockade and 'gherao' of district collectorate on Monday after talks with the state government failed to resolve their issues even as their protest entered the tenth day today.

The farmers have been demanding the implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations and crop loan waiver.

To resolve the issue, Rajasthan's 'Devsthan' Minister Rajkumar Rinwa spoke to the farmers but it did not yield any positive result.

"We were given an assurance letter by the government that it wants to resolve the issues but nothing concrete came out in the meeting. We stand firm on our demands and will block roads on Monday," former MLA and leader of the Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sabha, Amra Ram, told reporters here.

Rinwa had earlier assured farmers that the government was serious on their demands.

He said that a committee will decide on the issues.

Meanwhile, NPP MLA Kirori Lal Meena and independent MLA Hanuman Beniwal reached Sikar today to lend their support to the farmers' protest.

Talking to the reporters, Meena said that demands of the farmers were justified.

They are protesting from last 10 days and state government is neglecting their issues, he said.

Ample security arrangements were made in Sikar and nearby areas to maintain law and order situation, the police said.

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