Sikar farmers call off 13-day agitation after Rajasthan govt announces debt waiver

Hundreds of farmers in Rajasthan's Sikar have suspended their 13-day long agitation after the state’s Vasundhara Raje government waived off debts of around 50,000 farmers.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
Sikar farmers call off 13-day agitation after Rajasthan govt announces debt waiver

Sikar: Hundreds of farmers in Rajasthan's Sikar have suspended their 13-day long agitation after the state’s Vasundhara Raje government waived off debts of around 50,000 farmers.

According to initial reports, the agitation had affected traffic movement on several arterial roads and hit the normal life.

The protest was called off after farmers demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Committee's recommendations held third round of talks with government officials, which yielded positive results.

The protest spearheaded by Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha chief and former MLA Amra Ram had hit normal life in Sikar, blocking all major highways.