Mumbai, June 10: On Thursday, farmers in Nashik set a deadline for the government to accept their demands, failing which they will intensify their stir with blockades of rail tracks and roads. Hence the condition is getting tensed up Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced about the high-powered committee to look into the various demands of farmers, including a loan waiver.
The panel, headed by senior BJP minister Chandrakant Patil, will submit its report to the state government after holding discussions with farmers' leaders, an official said. The committee will hold discussions with farmers' leaders and submit a proposal to the state government.
The other members of the panel are Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh and Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan.
"Shiv Sena leaders, henceforth, will not be able to criticize the government over farmers' issues as its leader is now a part of the group set up for proposing the solutions," the minister said.
Farmers in Maharashtra launched an unprecedented stir on June 1 which has affected the supply of milk and vegetables in major urban Centres including Mumbai. While refraining from selling their agricultural produce in many parts of the state, the cultivators took to the streets to disrupt the movement of vehicles carrying farm produce to cities.