In a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister, the farmers, affiliated to Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), demanded that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat and paddy be increased as they were bearing heavy losses while selling their production to government agencies.

BKU state president Gurnam Singh said that most of the farmers in the state are burdened with heavy debt and facing serious financial crisis.

The banks had been issuing notices to the farmers for not paying the arrears and some banks have even put up photographs of defaulting farmers, he said.

The BKU state president further said that if their demands are not met, the farmers would cordon the Haryana Assembly on September 10.

 (Agencies)

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