India News Tens of thousands of farmers reach Mumbai to press their demands on the Government As many as 50,000 farmers, led by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), a peasant front affiliated to the Left, have reached Mumbai’s Azad Maidan today just before dawn. The farmers have completed a distance of almost 180 kms walking from Nasik all the way to Mumbai. They had planned to gherao the Vidhan Bhavan in order to press their demands to the government, which includes waiving off agricultural loans and a higher MSP on their crops. The initial plan was to march to the Azad Maidan today in daylight. However, after an appeal from Maharashtra’s chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, to not hold off the traffic on Monday citing important school exams, the farmers decided to complete the rest of the march during midnight ensuring no traffic halts. The entire march, as well as their consideration towards the school students, have earned a lot of praise from social media as well as from the locals in Mumbai. Plenty of Mumbaikars welcomed the farmers with snacks and water at Vikhroli, Mulund and Ghatkopar. A number of political parties, including the Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP and MNS have extended their support to the farmers. Here is a list of the 5 most important demands of the farmers: A complete unconditional waiver of agricultural loans and electricity bills. More than 1,700 debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide since June 2017, as alleged by AIKS. The farmers are demanding that the profit be raised to 1.5 times on the input cost of the crops produced Another demand includes the implementation of the recommendations as per the Swaminathan commission Compensation for the lost crops due to unseasonal rain, attacks by pink boll-worm and hailstorm in February is also one of the demands Another important demand from the farmers is the implementation of the Forest Rights Act and an appeal from the government to stop the forceful acquisition of farm lands in the name of development The protest from the farmers is likely to be one of the biggest challenge for PM Modi and his government ahead of the 2019 elections. As many as 800 million Indians are dependent on agriculture, directly or indirectly, for their livelihood and form the most crucial support base for any political party. Spread the love3Shares Related Topics:AIKSAzad MaidanDevendra FadnavisFarmersMaharashtra FarmersMumbai Up Next UP, Bihar bypoll results leave BJP wondering ahead of 2019 elections Don't Miss CBI challenges clean chit to Aarushi Talwar’s parents HOT Staff You may like Brahmastra Actor Ranbir Kapoor Roamed The Streets Of Mumbai, No one identifies the Rockstar Students protest in Mumbai seeking jobs in Railway Mumbai rains- Residents requested to abandon cars and stay at home as heavy rainfall is predicted Message In A Bottle: How India Celebrate Chinese New Year How to Apply For Aadhar Card After beef, it’s meat ban in Mumbai for four days Comments HOT NEWS Career5 hours ago IIT Recruitment 2018: Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Posts, Apply before 15th June 2018 IIT Recruitment 2018: Indian Institute of Technology has announced an official notification for filling the different Group A and Group... Career5 hours ago AIIMS Bhopal Recruitment 2018 for 50 Posts: Know the Detail AIIMS Bhopal Recruitment board 2018 has been declared 50 opportunities for the posts of Junior Resident (Non-Academic) under Department Hospital... Career16 hours ago Central Railway Recruitment 2018:Ticket Collector and other vacancies Central Railway Recruitment Board 2018 has announced a recruitment notification for the vacancies of Junior Engineer, Ticket collector and others.... Health2 days ago Honey: Benefits of honey in our daily life Honey is a delightful and natural sweetener a significant number of us are as of now acquainted with. For those... Google2 days ago Google created their own AI which is better than the ones which are made by Humans The fact is known to all that the Artificial Intelligence or AI will surely outperform the humans in future. In... Health2 days ago Power Yoga: Top Benefits of power yoga in your life Indeed, yoga unquestionably encourages you to tone up and lose the additional fat. Be that as it may, Power Yoga... Education3 days ago Indian Navy Recruitment 2018 For 10+2 B.Tech Cadet Entry began Indian Navy Recruitment 2018: Indian Navy has declared the notification for aspirants who are willing to join 4-year degree course... Trending Education7 days ago CBSE NEET UG result 2018 declared at cbseresults.nic.in Education6 days ago BSEB 12th result 2018: Bihar Board results out Education7 days ago APTET Hall Ticket 2018 – Released at aptet.apcfss.in; Download Now Health7 days ago The best solution to Prevent back pain – Lift heavy things!