A delegation of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Wednesday met the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded measures to resolve various problems being faced by farmers of Maharashtra. The MPCC delegation warned that the Congress party will hit the streets and take out a farmers’ morcha during Winter Session in Nagpur if the problems are not solved immediately. Similarly, the MPCC demanded CBI probe into the killings in Javkheda village of Ahmednagar District as the killers have not been arrested yet.
The delegation was led by MPCC President Manikrao Thakre and Mumbai Regional Congress President Janardan Chandurkar. The leaders met the Chief Minister Fadnavis in Mantralaya in Mumbai and submitted memorandums of demands including resolving of social and agricultural problems in the State.
The MPCC delegation further demanded immediate purchase of cotton by the Government from farmers at the rate of Rs 5500-6000 per quintal as the cotton producing farmers in Maharashtra are in miserable financial condition. Similarly, the Government should set up centres for purchasing maize, rice, jowar, dals from farmers. Soybean crop has been hit by irregular monsoon this year and even after second farming, the farmers could not reap the sufficient harvest leading to huge financial losses to farmers in the state. The State Government should extend assistance of Rs 10,000 per acre to soybean producing farmers, demanded the MPCC delegation.