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Mumbai: Farmers Calls Off Protest After Maharashtra Government Accepts Demands

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| November 23 , 2018 , 15:09 IST

After a two days march from Thane district to Azad Maidan in south Mumbai, the protest came to the halt after Maharashtra government agreed to the demands of tribal farmers. 

The farmers demanded implementation of Swaminathan Committee report, which comprises assured access and control over resources such as land and water.

They had other demands as well like an increase in minimum support price (MSP) for crops and judicial system for its implementation and proper implementation of the loan waiver.

A delegation of 20 representatives led by Pratibha Shinde later met Fadnavis and their meeting went on for two hours.

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According to media reports, a statement was issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) in which Maharashtra’s CM guaranteed that the tribals will soon become the owner of their own lands.

Contented with the declaration of Maharashtra PM Devendra Fadnavis,  general secretary of the Lok Sangharsh Morcha Pratibha Shinde, who was heading this march announced in the evening that the protest had been called off.

Tribal farmers started the march on November 21 and reached Mumbai in two days.