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Uttar Pradesh: Farmers' union blocks Yamuna Expressway in protest

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 August 2018, 14:39 IST

The activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union blocked the Yamuna Expressway today to press for their demands.

 The two-hour blockade was lifted after the protesters were given assurance of speedy redressal of their problems, said Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Mahaban) Upama Pandey.

"We were left with no option but to demonstrate as the administration was turning a blind eye to the problems of farmers," district president of Bhartiya Kisan Union Raj Kumar Tomar said.

The demands included compensation for inundated crop, financial assistance for damaged houses, including the names of farmers left out of the crop insurance scheme, Tomar added.

(PTI0

First published: 4 August 2018, 14:39 IST
 
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