The long march succeeded
The long march started from Nashik to Mumbai from 7-12 March, for the cause of Maharashtra government to waive the farmers’ loan and also for other demands.
With a sea of protesting farmers swamping Mumbai and political pressure mounting, the BJP-led Maharashtra government on Monday accepted the demands of the farmers, including their right to till forest land.
This has become the major victory of farmers. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil addressed farmers by saying that “all demands” are being accepted.
After the Government has enforced to fulfill the farmer’s demand. The 12-member AIKS delegation expressed satisfaction and called off the protest. Also, they mentioned that “We expect the government to implement all promises made in a time-bound manner.”
The government has agreed to implement the right to forest land to tribals within six months. About the farm loans waiver demand, the government said it had already distributed funds to banks for 4.62 million farmers and loan waivers were disbursed to 3.55 million.
The satisfactory outcome was also reported for other demands. It includes 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.
As all the demands were accepted by the Government, the Kishan march members were satisfied with the government’s announcement.