Published On : Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

What the marching farmers want

farmers Marching

Mumbai: The All India Kisan Sabha, which is spearheading the farmers’ protest march has tweeted a list of demands. These include…

— The Kisan Long March demands that the burning issues connected to the public distribution system be resolved.

— It demands increase in pension schemes to poor peasants & agricultural workers.

— Peasants’ lands are being grabbed for fancy, elitist, unnecessary, anti-people projects like super highways & bullet trains.

— It demands that the temple lands & pasture lands to be vested in the name of the tillers.

— Change the proposed river linking scheme in Nashik, Thane and Palghar districts. Make water available to these and other drought prone districts. Do not submerge tribal villages.

— It demands implementation of Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations & Forest Rights Act.

— It demands remunerative prices for agricultural produce.

— It demands the loan waiver which the Maharashtra CM Dev Fadnavis had promised and took a U-turn later.