Finally Devendra Fadnavis agreed to accept all the demands of farmers on Monday.
Fadnavis gave them written assurance:
In a press confrence CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the govt has accepted most of the demands of the farmers and has given them a written letter. After that farmers in Maharashtra have called off their protest.
Earlier on 7th day of protest, Mumbai saw the Red Army of farmers:
The farmers protest in Maharashtra has entered in the 7th day as Mumbai see massive Red army of nearly 40,000 downtrodden, men and women, some of them with their bleeding and swollen foot, striving for what is legitimately belong to them. They are demanding waiver, and implementation of Forest Right Act. This march is being led by All India Kisan Sabha.
This massive protesh has prompted Maharashtra Chief Devendra Fadnavis to appoint a 6 members committee in order to look into the demands of farmers. The farmers will protest today, March 12, outside the state Assembly.
The horrible downfall in agrarian sector:
The growth in Agricultural sector has seen a horrible downfall in past few years. The farmers in Maharshta have also been victim of drought and other heavenly disasters. The decision to appoint the committee was made during a high-level meeting held at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ residence, as per Chief minister’s officers’ source. The committee will be compromised Maharashtra Minister Chandrakant Patil, Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar, Irrigation Minister Girish Mahajan, Tribal Development Minister Vishnu Savara, state cooperatives minister Subhash Deshmukh and Shiv Sena leader and PWD Minister Eknath Shinde.
Shiv Sena comes forward in support of farmers:
Shiv Sena leder Aditya Thackeray met the farmers on Sunday in Mumbai. Meanwhile the other leaders of opposition has also grabbed the chance to attack the BJP government of the state. The Opposition parties have also expressed their support to the farmer’s agitation. Their demand did not concentrate just on loan waiver, but also the implementation of Swaminathan Committee report, which says the farmers should be paid one and a half times the cost of production for what they make/produce, and the MSP (Minimum Support Price) should be fixed. The Long march also witnessed excessive participation landless tribals from Kalwan, Sargana and Dindori in Nashik, Talasari, Mokhada and Jawhar in Palghar.
The Tribal’s are demanding the implementationn of Forest Act:
The Tribals who joined the protest along with the farmers are demanding the implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 is a major piece of forest legislation which was passed in India in December 2006, famously known as Forest Rights Act, the Tribal Rights Act, the Tribal Bill, and the Tribal Land Act. The law deals with the rights of forest-residients.