Protest staged in Mysore to highlight crisis in farm sector

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Mysuru, Nov 4: Farmers under the aegis of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh staged a demonstration in the city on Monday, Nov 4 to highlight the 'growing crisis in the agricultural sector and the exploitation of the farming community'.

The farmers lamented that rich people and multinational companies were buying up agricultural land facilitated by the Government"s liberal economic policies.

Underlining the growing crisis in the agricultural sector, sangha activists quoted statistics from the National Crime Bureau that over 1.5 lakh farmers had committed suicide in the country between 1997 and 2005.

 

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