Farmers call for a Statewide Bandh on Monday

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A statewide bandh on Monday, September 28 has been called by Farmer organizations protesting on a number of bills passed on the farm sector. Those include which allow the purchase of agricultural land by non-agriculturists, as well as amendments to the APMC Act, allowing farmers to sell outside Mandis to private players, and other bills related to farmers.

In a Cabinet decision in June this year, the government had proposed to amend the Karnataka Land Reforms Act, on three aspects: Allowing non-agriculturists to buy agricultural land, removing the income limit for the purchase of land and doubling the ceiling on landholding.

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Monday’s Karnataka bandh called to protest anti-farmer and anti-labor bills is expected to be total as farmers associations, trade unions, various rights groups and organizations have come together.
In Belagavi farmers have planned to block the National Highway near the Suvarna Soudha where they would also protest against the land acquisition for various road projects.

SSLC exams and other exams have been postponed.

1 thought on “Farmers call for a Statewide Bandh on Monday”

  1. I am a homa organic farmer n happy with the govts decision as I have always hated the APMC for their exploitation so been active in promoting farmers market. Why can’t the fellow farmers understand that n instead of selling their lands can join together n reap better harvests n sell together n gain good returns.


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