50,000 farmers to march to Mumbai, Maharashtra today

About 50,000 farmers from 23 districts will take out a week-long march in Maharashtra from Tuesday, February 20,  All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), will press for demands like farm loan waiver, minimum support price, irrigation facilities and provision of pension to farmers.

The march will begin from Nashik and culminate in Mumbai on February 27. Accusing the Centre and Maharastra government of betraying the farmers, the AIKS said, “A year has passed but the state government has not fulfilled promises. Hence, the long march would be taken out against the betrayal of farmers by BJP-led state and central governments.”

In March 2018, over 35,000 farmers led by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), walked to Mumbai from Nashik to press their demands for complete loan waiver and transfer of tribal land to farmers who have been cultivating it for years.

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