The violent protest by farmers in Madhya Pradesh has spread far and wide. The protests spread from Mandsaur to other districts in Madhya Pradesh, with protesters indulging in arson and violence. Vehicles were torched, roads and railway tracks were blocked as protests entered the seventh day.
Meanwhile, in an effort to cool tempers, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced more sops for the farmers. The government also announced that a commission would be set up to fix a formula to ensure a fair price for crops by deducting agricultural costs. Chouhan gave orders to immediately constitute a Rs 1000-crore price stabilisation fund. He also announced that tur, urad and moong would be purchased from farmers from June 10 to June 30.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on June 8 admitted that the five farmers who were killed in Mandsaur died due to police firing, according Indian Express report.
The protesting farmers have demanded higher crop prices to cover their input costs and to tide over last year's drought-caused losses.
Let's have a look at the photos that depict the status of violent strike by farmers in Madhya Pradesh.
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