Punjab farmers end protest after state government accepts several demands

Conceding the farmers' demands, CM Bhagwant Mann announced a fresh schedule for staggered sowing of paddy on June 14 and June 17

PTI

Chandigarh, May 18

Punjab farmers ended their protest on Wednesday after the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government accepted several of their demands. The development came after representatives of farmer bodies held a marathon meeting with the Chief Minister here.

Conceding the farmers' demands, Mann announced a fresh schedule for staggered sowing of paddy on June 14 and June 17, thus restricting the total number of zones to just two instead of four.

Mann also told the farmer leaders that the state government has already issued a notification to procure the entire moong (green gram) crop at a minimum support price of Rs 7,275 per quintal.

Punjab Rural Development Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal shared the details of the meeting with the agitating farmers at the protest site in Mohali.

Later, Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur) state president Jagjit Singh Dallewal announced the decision to lift the protest.

Scores of Punjab farmers began a protest near the Chandigarh-Mohali border on Tuesday after they were stopped from heading to the state capital to press their various demands, including a bonus on wheat and beginning paddy sowing from June 10.

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