Kisan Mukti March: What You Need to Know About Agrarian Distress
Thousands of farmers from across the country converged in Delhi on Thursday, 29 November, for a two-day protest rally to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.
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Farmers, from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other states marched on four different routes in the national capital, starting at three major railway stations — Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin and Bijwasan — and at Sabzi Mandi.
Here is what you need to know about the agrarian distress gripping India and forcing farmers to march to the national capital.
With the passing of the day, all the marchers poured in at Ramlila Ground in the heart of the city.
The two-day rally will be "one of the largest congregations of farmers" in Delhi, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) claimed on Wednesday.
The AIKSCC, which claims to be an umbrella body of 207 organisations of farmers and agricultural workers, said a cultural programme would be held at Ramlila Ground on Thursday, the first day of the protest, where prominent singers and poets from rural India would perform.
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(With inputs from PTI)