KRSS threatens to launch indefinite agitation

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Mysore, Oct 18 (UNI) Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) has threatened to launch an indefinite strike from November 2 if the state government fails to convene a meeting before this month end to solve problems of the farmers.

Speaking to newsmen KRRS President K S Puttaniah said that the previous government had failed to solve the farmers' problems and the present BJP government was also not responding to them.

Expressing concern over the farmers stopping growing of onion and garlic fearing loss as the market price of these items has recorded a fall in recent times, he said that the farmers had started resorting to committing suicides.

He urged the government to fix the price for sugarcane enabling the growers to sustain in cultivation.

He appealed to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and H D Revanna President of the Karnataka Milk Federation to bury their differences over the issue of milk price and arrive at an amicable settlement which would help both the producer and consumer.

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