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Farmers march against water rationing in Surat

  • 09 January, 2019 - Thousands of farmers marched on the streets of Surat on Tuesday against the ongoing water scarcity in the district. The farmers, under the banner of Khedut Samaj, also asked the government to rescind its circular asking farmers to not sow paddy next summer.

    The farmers, mostly from Olpad, Kamrej, Palsana, Bardoli and Chorryasi talukas, assembled at Jehangirpura and marched to Irrigation Department office in Athwalines area where they submitted a memorandum of their demands to Superintendent Engineer S R Mahakal.