Farmers, tribals marching towards Mumbai enter Thane district


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Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA Vinod Nikol said the padayatra organized by the party crossed Kasara town in Thane district adjoining Mumbai. He said that the protesters are likely to reach Mumbai on March 20.

Thousands of farmers and tribals marching from Nashik district to Mumbai in support of their demands in north Maharashtra entered Thane district on Wednesday. The protesters started their padyatra from Dindori town in Nashik district on Sunday. Their various demands include immediate financial relief of Rs 600 per quintal to onion farmers, uninterrupted power supply for 12 hours and farm loan waiver.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA Vinod Nikol said the padayatra organized by the party crossed Kasara town in Thane district adjoining Mumbai. He said that the protesters are likely to reach Mumbai on March 20. The MLA said that a delegation of ministers from Maharashtra is scheduled to hold talks with the representatives of the protesting farmers. The Maharashtra government on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 300 per quintal to the farmers of the state affected by the sharp fall in onion prices. Onion prices have fallen sharply in Maharashtra, with farmers getting very low prices for their crops. Nashik is the largest producer of onions in the country.

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