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The gruelling 200-km, six-day long 'Long March' by over 35,000 farmers ended on a positive note, with the Maharashtra government conceding most demands

FP Staff March 14, 2018 12:05:22 IST
The gruelling 200-km, six-day 'Long March' by over 35,000 farmers ended on a positive note, with the Maharashtra government conceding most demands on Monday evening. Chief Secretary Sumit Mallik, standing next to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, hands over a written assurance to the kisan sabha delegation. Firstpost/Sanjay Sawant
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The gruelling 200-km, six-day 'Long March' by over 35,000 farmers ended on a positive note, with the Maharashtra government conceding most demands on Monday evening. Chief Secretary Sumit Mallik, standing next to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, hands over a written assurance to the kisan sabha delegation. Firstpost/Sanjay Sawant
All India Kisan Sabha leader Ajit Nawale addresses the farmers on Monday. Nawale was one of the leaders at the forefront of the agitation Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
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All India Kisan Sabha leader Ajit Nawale addresses the farmers on Monday. Nawale was one of the leaders at the forefront of the agitation Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
"We held very cordial discussions and have conceded most of the demands of the tribals, labourers and farmers who took part in the march," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in Mumbai. YouTube screengrab
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"We held very cordial discussions and have conceded most of the demands of the tribals, labourers and farmers who took part in the march," Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in Mumbai. YouTube screengrab
According to a kisan sabha leader, the main demands pertained to complete implementation of the loan waiver scheme, implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, and compensation for victims of damage to cotton crops following bollworm infestation and hailstorm. Ashok Dhawale speaks to the farmers at Azad Maidan. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
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According to a kisan sabha leader, the main demands pertained to complete implementation of the loan waiver scheme, implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, and compensation for victims of damage to cotton crops following bollworm infestation and hailstorm. Ashok Dhawale speaks to the farmers at Azad Maidan. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
On implementing the Forest Rights Act, Fadnavis said that all pending claims/appeals shall be cleared in six months. About the farm loans waiver, the government said it had already distributed funds to banks for 46.52 lakh farmers and 35.51 lakh farmers had been disbursed their loan waiver amounts. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
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On implementing the Forest Rights Act, Fadnavis said that all pending claims/appeals shall be cleared in six months. About the farm loans waiver, the government said it had already distributed funds to banks for 46.52 lakh farmers and 35.51 lakh farmers had been disbursed their loan waiver amounts. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
On the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Commission report, he said the government would pursue it with the Centre. Additionally, farmers who were not entitled to the loan waiver scheme of 2008 shall be brought under the ambit of the current Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana, Fadnavis added. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
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On the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Commission report, he said the government would pursue it with the Centre. Additionally, farmers who were not entitled to the loan waiver scheme of 2008 shall be brought under the ambit of the current Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana, Fadnavis added. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
A similar satisfactory outcome was reported for other demands including water projects, the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme, fixing of milk rates and pending issues with ration cards to enable farmers and poor get ration at fair price shops. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
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A similar satisfactory outcome was reported for other demands including water projects, the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme, fixing of milk rates and pending issues with ration cards to enable farmers and poor get ration at fair price shops. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
Similar satisfactory outcome was reported for other demands including water projects, the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme, fixing of milk rates and pending issues with ration cards to enable farmers and poor get ration at fair price shops. Sitaram Yechury with the farmers at Azad Maidan. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale
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Similar satisfactory outcome was reported for other demands including water projects, the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme, fixing of milk rates and pending issues with ration cards to enable farmers and poor get ration at fair price shops. Sitaram Yechury with the farmers at Azad Maidan. Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale