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Kisan jam over as most demands met

DNMUM409622 | 3/13/2018 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :547 | India

Govt promises to address issues in time-bound manner

Mumbai: Amid a rising wave of sympathy for protesting farmers, increased media glare and pressure exerted by rival parties, the government on Monday evening promised to address the agitators’ issues in a time-bound manner. Soon after, the farmers called off their demonstration.
The promises include the transfer of forest land being tilled by tribal cultivators for decades, under the Forest Rights Act, 2006, within six months, relaxation of loan waiver conditions, and more pension for elderly farmers.
After walking for over 180 km, thousands of farmers, who had set out from Nashik five days ago, had reached Azad Maidan, the final leg of their march, in the early hours. A delegation of farmers met Chief Minister Devendra Fadn
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