Farmers in India,especially in states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana as well as Andhra Pradesh are staging nationwide protests since they aren’t getting even a penny in exchange for their crops.
On November 30, more than a lakh farmers reached the capital to put forward their demands at Jantar Mantar, Ram Lila Maidan and took out a march demanding that the minimum support prices be increased and they should be provided with debt relief and remunerative prices.
A report was released by the Union Agriculture Ministry last week in which they admitted that demonetisation had hit the country, especially the farmers drastically. During the time of this anti-corruption drive, farmers were either yielding Kharif crops or were sowing rabi crops. Both these operations required huge amounts of cash. Demonetisation rendered all the cash they had in hand useless.