As hundreds of Maharashtra farmers march in the direction of Mumbai with a listing of calls for, drones captured visuals of the rally because it wound by meandering roads and completely different terrains whereas inching near the Most Metropolis.
The march, which began from Dindori in Nashik district, has been organised by the CPM and can cowl 200 km earlier than it reaches Mumbai.
Organisers stated that moreover farmers, many employees within the unorganised sector, similar to ASHA employees, and members of tribal communities have joined the march.
The Farmers’ Calls for
The farmers marching to Mumbai have a protracted listing of calls for, together with an instantaneous monetary reduction of Rs 600 per quintal to onion growers. Onion farmers in Maharashtra have been hit arduous by a steep fall in costs. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has stated excessive manufacturing has led to this case and introduced a compensation of Rs 300 per quintal to onion farmers.
The farmers are additionally demanding uninterrupted electrical energy supple for 12 hours and a waiver of agriculture loans. Additionally they need steps to arrest a slide within the costs of soybean, cotton and tur and fast reduction to farmers affected by current unseasonal rains and different pure calamities.
These within the procession are additionally demanding implementation of the Outdated Pension Scheme for state authorities staff who’ve joined service post-2005.
The Authorities’s Response
The state authorities has reached out to the protesting farmers and two cupboard ministers, Dada Bhuse and Atul Save, might be assembly them on their approach to Mumbai. A gathering was scheduled yesterday between representatives of the farmers and the state authorities, however couldn’t happen. The farmers have now demanded that authorities representatives come and meet them.
Chief of the Opposition Ajit Pawar and CPM MLA Vinod Nikole have stated within the Meeting that the federal government should speak to the farmers. In response, minister Bhuse stated they are going to maintain a gathering and hopes to achieve an understanding with the farmers.
Talking to NDTV, Mr Bhuse stated, “They’ve 14 calls for. The federal government will tackle them to the extent doable beneath the ambit of regulation.”
A 2018 Replug
The continued foot march by the farmers is much like the 2018 ‘Kisan Lengthy March’ from Nashik to Mumbai. Additionally organised by the Left events, the march had seen participation of hundreds of farmers. They’d demanded a mortgage waiver and switch of forest land to tribal farmers tilling it for years.
As soon as the protest reached Mumbai, then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had accepted the farmers’ calls for.