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    Published On : Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

    What the marching farmers want

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    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.

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