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Farmers end protest after government assurance

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 8, 2009

Guwahati, Oct 7 (PTI) The two-day sit-in by over 10,000 farmers from across the state near Assam secretariat ended today with the government assuring to look into their demands.
The farmers, under Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti(KMSS), had launched the agitation yesterday.
The dharna had been called off temporarily following assurances by the officials that their demands would be looked into sympathetically, KMSS President Akhil Gogoi said.
The farmers were demanding permanent land settlement to the reserve forest dwellers, steps to arrest spiralling hike in prices of essential items and shelving of proposed mega dam projects in the north east.
They had alleged that the government was unsympathetic to their demands and had not sent any representative to talk to them. Later, Kamrup(Metro) Deputy Commissioner Prateek Hajela and senior agriculture department officials met the protestors, who submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi through the officials.

Guwahati, Oct 7 (PTI) The two-day sit-in by over 10,000 farmers from across the state near Assam secretariat ended today with the government assuring to look into their demands.

The farmers, under Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti(KMSS), had launched the agitation yesterday.

The dharna had been called off temporarily following assurances by the officials that their demands would be looked into sympathetically, KMSS President Akhil Gogoi said.

The farmers were demanding permanent land settlement to the reserve forest dwellers, steps to arrest spiralling hike in prices of essential items and shelving of proposed mega dam projects in the north east.

They had alleged that the government was unsympathetic to their demands and had not sent any representative to talk to them. Later, Kamrup(Metro) Deputy Commissioner Prateek Hajela and senior agriculture department officials met the protestors, who submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi through the officials.

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