Farmers call for Karnataka bandh on Monday over farm Bills

Farmer outfits in Karnataka have called for a Point out-extensive bandh on Monday (September 28) protesting the APMC amendments and land reforms Act.

More than one hundred ten organisations throughout the Point out have prolonged their help to the Monday’s bandh, explained Kurubur Shantakumar, President of the Karnataka Cane Growers Association. About 34 farmers, labour and Dalit outfits have been protesting the farm sector reforms in the Point out in excess of earlier number of times.

On Saturday, the BJP Authorities in Karnataka was productive in passing the amendments to APMC Act and the land reforms act in the Assembly. The Karnataka Agricultural Develop Marketing (Regulation and Development) Amendment Monthly bill and the Karnataka Land Reforms (Second Amendment) Monthly bill ended up passed in the Assembly on Saturday.

The APMC reforms offers farmers a decision to provide their produce at the farm gates and curtails the powers of the nearby APMCs, whilst the amendments to land reforms act liberalises farm land possession.

PTI adds: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday asserted his authorities was pro-farmers and sought to brush apart the Point out-extensive bandh called by several farmers’ outfits.

Assuring that the persons can carry on with their working day-to- working day things to do typically with out any panic, the point out authorities warned towards any move to forcefully implement the bandh.

“I experienced called leaders of farmers organisations and reviewed with them the stand of our authorities and the need of the Prime Minister (which) is pro-farmer,” Yediyurappa told reporters right here.