Farmers sit on dharna,seek compensation

The state government had announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh per family,but a number of family members of the farmers had not yet been given compensation to date

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: September 3, 2013 5:38 am

Hundreds of farmers sat on dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Monday afternoon and demanded the compensation announced to the families of the farmers who had committed suicide from 2000 onwards due to debt.

The dharna was organised by kisan unions under the banner of CPI. The state government had announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh per family,but a number of family members of the farmers had not yet been given compensation to date,said Kartar Singh Bowani,general secretary of kisan union of CPI.

He said that they also gave a memorandum to the DC in this connection. Dharnas were organised at the district level in the entire state. A few more kisan unions would be sitting on dharna on September 15 on the similar issue,he added.

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