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Maharashtra farmers' long march: Rahul extends support, top 10 developments

Maharashtra farmers' protest: 50,000 at Azad Maidan for Kisan long march in Mumbai; top 10 developments on Business Standard. 'Kisan long march' of 50,000 farmers reached Azad Maidan, Mumbai. Maharashtra farmers'protest joined by tribals. Know more on All India Kisan Sabha and farmers protest in mumbai. Find highlights on CM Devendra Fadnavis and farmers long march


FarmersMarchToMumbai After an arduous journey of almost 170 km that started on March 5, a swarm of farmers participating in 'kisan long march' to voice their demands to the Maharashtra government, finally reached Mumbai on Sunday and made it to Azad Maidan overnight. The numbers heavily increased along the way from 30,000 agitatators to about 50,000, according to the organisers. Enduring the scorching heat in a march that started from Maharashtra's Nashik district six days ago, the farmers moved slowly across the length of Mumbai and finally reached Azad Maidan on Monday at 5 in the morning. The agitating farmers, joined by tribals, had halted at the KJ Somaiya Ground before making their way to Azad Maidan. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is set to meet the farmers at 2 pm today, according to media reports. The farmers were earlier scheduled to meet around noon to voice their demand but the meeting has been postponed for later in the day owing to the ongoing Assembly session.The farmers in the rally are demanding a complete waiver on loans and electricity bills, ensuring remunerative prices for crops, and implementing the Forest Rights Act for the benefit of scheduled tribes, among other things. Last year, the Maharashtra government had announced a loan waiver of Rs 40 billion under the first phase of the farm loan waiver scheme. Today,


the farmers plan to lay siege to the Maharasthra Assembly in Mumbai where the state Budget session is underway. "We will gherao the Vidhan Bhavan on Monday to demand a complete loan waiver, fair price for farm produce, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations, compensation for hailstorm-affected farmers among other things," Kisan Gujar, President of the state council of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) told PTI. Here are the top 10 developments around the Maharashtra farmers' protest at Azad Maidan:

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Maharashtra farmers' long march rahul extends support, top 10 developments  

Maharashtra farmers' protest: 50,000 at Azad Maidan for Kisan long march in Mumbai; top 10 developments on Business Standard. 'Kisan long ma...

Maharashtra farmers' long march rahul extends support, top 10 developments  

Maharashtra farmers' protest: 50,000 at Azad Maidan for Kisan long march in Mumbai; top 10 developments on Business Standard. 'Kisan long ma...

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