CHANDIGARH: The ongoing protest by farmers continued at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana for the fifth day today but the situation was set to ease as farmers of Punjab have decided to call off their stir tomorrow.
Farmers continued to hold protests at few places in Punjab and Haryana today.
However, very few incidents were reported of farmers dumping their produce on roads, as was witnessed during first few days of the stir.
The decision to end the stir from tomorrow was taken at a meeting of leaders of different farmers' organisations in Ludhiana yesterday.
Farmers had begun their agitation from June 1, as part of a nationwide stir, and had stopped supply of vegetables, fruits, milk and other items to various cities protesting the alleged anti-farmer policies of the Centre.
Due to the dwindling supplies of farm produce in many mandis, prices had gone up, but these have begun to stabilise now, traders said.
The decision to stop supplies from June 1 till June 10 was taken by farmers under the banner of Kisan Ekta Manch and Rashtriya Kisan Maha Sangh.
Farmer organisations have been demanding minimum income guarantee scheme, implementation of Swaminathan Commission report and waiver of farmers' debt.