The protesters began their foot march from Dindori city in Nashik district, round 200km from Mumbai, on March 12. (Photograph: PTI)
The protest is spearheaded by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and includes 1000’s of farmers strolling within the blistering warmth with banners, placards, posters and elevating slogans en route
Scores of farmers marching in the direction of Mumbai over a number of calls for entered Thane district on Wednesday.
The protest is spearheaded by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and includes 1000’s of farmers strolling within the blistering warmth with banners, placards, posters and elevating slogans en route.
The protesters began their foot march from Dindori city in Nashik district, round 200km from Mumbai, on March 12. The march has crossed Kasara city within the Thane district positioned adjoining Mumbai and is more likely to attain Mumbai on March 20.
Why Are Farmers Protesting?
Farmers are demanding instant monetary aid of Rs 600 per quintal to onion growers, uninterrupted electrical energy provide for 12 hours and a waiver of agriculture loans.
The AIKS has launched its 17-point constitution of calls for which incorporates compensation for onion growers and MSP of Rs 2000/quintal from the following season, higher costs for different crops like cotton, soybean, tur, inexperienced gram, milk, and associated problems with ASHA staff, and many others.
Costs of the kitchen staple have crashed in Maharashtra, leading to farmers getting little or no for his or her produce. Nashik district is a significant hub of onion cultivation within the nation.
Oppn Asks Maha Govt to Resolve Farmers’ Points
Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray requested Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis to go and meet protesting farmers. “It’s tragic that the farmers should undertake such a march within the first place. The farmers are the bread-givers to the nation. Why can’t the federal government go there to fulfill and resolve their calls for,” mentioned Thackeray.
The Shiv Sena (UBT) chief identified how, when in 2019 the farmers had the same ‘lengthy march’, he had despatched his son Aditya Thackeray and different senior leaders to fulfill the peasants, perceive their issues moreover serving to to rearrange meals and water for them.
Thackeray recalled how on the top of the Coronavirus pandemic, the farmers of the nation had ensured that the nation bought its meals and now they deserve assist throughout their disaster.
Nationalist Congress Get together’s Chief of Opposition Ajit Pawar additionally exhorted the state authorities to fulfill the agitating farmers and resolve their grievances.
Congress state President Nana Patole, NCP state President Jayant Patil, Shiv Sena-
UBT leaders like Bhaskar Jadhav and others have demanded that the federal government ought to give between Rs 500-Rs 700/quintal to the farmers reeling underneath a disaster owing to fallen costs.
The Maharashtra authorities has introduced an ex gratia aid of Rs 300 per quintal to onion farmers severely affected by a steep fall within the costs of the commodity.
(With PTI, IANS inputs)
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