Farmers Stage Protest Demanding Loan Waiver

Jun 19, 2018

Mysuru:  More than 100 farmers, belonging to Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) and Hasiru Sene, staged a demonstration as part of the State-wide protest in front of the DC’s office here this morning, demanding waiver of all kinds of loans.

The protest, led by District KRRS President Hosur Kumar, condemned the delay in announcing complete waiver of farm loans, though Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy had promised to waive it off as soon as he assumed office.

The demands included waiver of crop loans, tractor, tiller and loans on other agriculture equipment, cattle rearing, bullock cart loan and also loans from commercial banks. They also demanded compensation of Rs.20,000 per acre to the farmers for the loss of crops in the floods at Nanjangud.

KRRS Gen. Secretary Hoskote Basavaraj led the protest.

Source: Star of Mysore