Farmers demanding a financial package for losses caused by recent floods and a legal guarantee for MSP among others began a three-day rail blockade Thursday at 12 locations in Punjab.

The rail roko is being organised by 19 farmer unions from six North Indian states to seek the implementation of their demands. Out of the six farmers’ unions from Punjab, the main organisation is the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), which has received support from the unions of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.