Over 20000 farmers of Kisan Sabha take stir to Vidhan Bhavan

UPDATE 1-Thousands of Indian farmers march to Mumbai seeking govt support

The sea of farmers holding "red flags" and shouting slogans started their midnight march from KJ Somaiya Ground to Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Monday.

While the organisers have said they would try to reach the assembly in peaceful manner, the government is likely to stop the protest march at Azad Maidan.

More than 30,000 farmers have converged in India's financial capital, Mumbai, after walking 167km (103 miles) from Nashik district to demand loan waivers and better prices for their produce.

Apart from a "complete loan waiver" and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report, the Kisan Sabha has also demanded the government to immediately allocate land to adivasi cultivators and provide a compensation up to Rs 40,000 per acre to farmers whose crops were damaged by unseasonal rains and hailstorm last month.

Nearly 70 percent of the 300 million Indians are directly or undirectly dependened of agriculture.

As one would expect, this could be a disaster for traffic control in the city. Let us see how they respond.

The CM is learnt to have said in the meeting that the government was sympathetic to the demands of the farmers and has constituted a six-member committee to look into the issues faced by the farmers. In June past year, the Devendra Fadnavis government had declared a Rs34,022 crore loan waiver and capped it at Rs1.5 lakh per farmer's family.

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AIKS Maharashtra President Ashok Dhavale pointed out that the crisis in the farmlands is very severe with "over 400,000 farmers committing suicides in the past 25 years".

"Thousands of protesters from Kunbi Sena and Shetkari Kamgar Party will join us on Monday", Gujar said.

Nawle says riders put in by the Fadnavis government for loan waivers were just a means to deny farmers their due by tying them up in "terms and conditions".

They also want tribal farmers, who mainly cultivate in forests, to be allowed to own land.

Government officials and the police are already in talks with the protesters to avoid chaos on Monday. The march is being organized by the Communist Party of India - Marxist's farmers body, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), and has garnered support from other parties like Shiv Sena, MNS, CPI, AAP and the Swaraj Abhiyaan. "But they should withdraw the protest", said Mr Mahajan.

The protestors walked 180 kilometres (112 miles) from Nashik to Mumbai over the course of a few days and plan to stage a sit-in protest outside the state legislative assembly building, where the annual budget session is underway.

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