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Kisan march: 100,000 farmers begin walk in Delhi to highlight farm distress

During the two-day Kisan Mukti March in the national capital, farmers will demand better minimum support prices and farm loan waivers

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Farm labourers making bunches of paddy saplings to plant at a field on the outskirts of Guwahati | Photo: PTI
Farm labourers making bunches of paddy saplings to plant at a field on the outskirts of Guwahati | Photo: PTI

More than 100,000 farmers, belonging to 200 farmers' organisations, gathered in the national capital on Thursday to push their demands, including implementation of the report, farm and better (MSP) for their agricultural produce.

The Kisan Mukti March has been organised by the (AIKSCC) for two days (29-30 November) against the ongoing rural distress. The distressed peasants will start their march from five different areas of Delhi, namely Hazrat Nizamuddin, Bijwasan, Sabzi Mandi station, and Majnu ka Tila to the Ramlila Maidan.

From the past couple of months, the country has witnessed a number of protests by farmers. On October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, farmers from the neighbouring states of and were not allowed to launch a protest in Delhi, which later led to a violent confrontation with the at the border.

Maharashtra's too caught the attention of media recently, as thousands of farmers under the aegis of Lok Sangharsh Morcha on November 22 marched towards to press for their demands, which include farmland ownership and implementation of Forest Rights Act.

In March, around 25,000 farmers under the banner of All India Kisan Sabha carried out a protest march in the national capital demanding a complete farm

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 11:10 IST
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