Farmers withdraw protest, CM Fadnavis assures to fulfill the demands of implementing Forest Act, waiving off loans and many more
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 12-Mar-2018

Mumbai, March 12: After interacting with the more than 40,000 farmers belonging to “All India Kisan Sabha” who adamantly marched all the way from Nashik, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured to fulfil their demands. After the meeting, both the sides discussed and arrived at an agreement and thereby the farmers withdrew the protest. 

Addressing the meet, CM Fadnavis assured the farmers that the implementation of Forest Act will begin in next two months and also promised relaxation of some of the conditions for loan waiver eligibility. He also assured the protesters that ration cards will also be issued to farmers with immediate effect. As on now after the meeting and the discussions, the farmers declared that they have withdrawn the stir after the state government agreed to their demands.


Maharashtra government responsibly cooperated to the protesting ‘Kisan Morcha’ by assuring to meet up their expectations. While Mumbai got tinted in the red march of around 40,000 farmers belonging to “All India Kisan Sabha” which also includes tribals demanding for complete loan waivers for agriculture and electricity bills and also implementation of the Forest Rights Act.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while talking in Assembly said that “we’re positive towards fulfilling their demands. Since 1st day of Morcha, we tried to discuss issues with them. Government was in touch with them from day 1. But they were firm on taking out the march. All help was provided, like traffic management and deployment of medical vans.”


CM Fadnavis further informed that a ministerial committee has been formed to discuss the demands with protesters. The government will take a decision solve the issues in a time-bound manner. Tribals are fighting for forest land rights, the CM underlined that protesters are landless and can’t do farming. CM Fadnavis asserted that the government is sensitive and positive towards their demands.

While the morcha led by the farmers and tribals also carry the hidden agenda of ‘Communists’ through their adamant decision to march on streets; CM Fadnavis said that no matter what the people who have come so long marching for their rights will be given good treatment and Maharashtra government will also meet their demands.

This is not the 1st time, as Bhartiya Janata Party led government has brought up many little initiatives for farmers for their production and income. Initiatives like ‘Jalyukta Shivar’, offering loan waiver system, water management projects, compensation for the farmers affected during cotton pesticide poisoning.

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