In Maharashtra, on the one hand, the employees of the state are on strike demanding the implementation of the old pension scheme, while on the other hand, thousands of farmers have taken to the streets for their demands. Thousands from Nashik Kisan Padyatra While reaching Mumbai. So let us know for what demand the farmers are being forced to go on foot march.
Farmer delegation met CM Eknath Shinde
Minister of State Dada Bhuse said, the farmers’ delegation met CM Eknath Shinde regarding their 14-point demand. CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis were present in the meeting. State ministers Dada Bhuse and Atul Save met the farmers’ delegation.
Farmers start their padyatra from Dindori town of Nashik
Answer Maharashtra Thousands of farmers and tribals marching from Nashik district to Mumbai in support of their demands entered Thane district on Wednesday. The protesters started their padyatra from Dindori town in Nashik district on Sunday.
What is the demand of farmers
Farmers are agitating for 14 point demand. Which includes giving immediate financial relief of Rs 600 per quintal to the farmers cultivating onions, uninterrupted power supply for 12 hours and waiving off agricultural loans. Apart from this, they are demanding to stop the fall in the prices of soyabean, cotton and pigeon pea, to provide immediate relief to the farmers affected by unseasonal rains and other natural calamities.
Likely to reach Mumbai on March 20
It is being told that thousands of farmers who went on a padyatra from Nashik will enter Mumbai on March 20. Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA Vinod Nikol said the padayatra organized by the party crossed Kasara town in Thane district, adjoining Mumbai.
The government announced an ex-gratia of Rs 300 per quintal to the farmers.
The Maharashtra government on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 300 per quintal to the farmers of the state affected by the sharp fall in onion prices. Onion prices have fallen sharply in Maharashtra, due to which farmers are getting very low prices for their crops. Nashik is the largest producer of onions in the country.