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Indian farmers reject government offer and say they will carry on marching to New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian farmers who have been protesting for a week to demand guaranteed crop prices have rejected a proposal from the government, and say they will continue their march to New Delhi. Authorities have blocked their attempts to reach the capital to avoid a repeat of 2021 protests when they camped on the city’s outskirts for over a year. Late Monday, farm leaders said they refused the government’s offer of a five-year contract for guaranteed prices for a set of crops, including pulses, maize and cotton. But the farmers want legislation that would guarantee minimum prices for all farm produce, which they say would stabilize their incomes.

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