Farmers flock to Mumbai


MAHARASTRA GROWERS DEMAND HELP FOR LOANS AND LAND DEEDS TENS of thousands of protesting farmers from Maharashtra marched into the state capital of Mumbai on Monday (12) to de­mand government support to address their hardships in a sector that employs the majority of India’s workforce. The protesters walked 180 km (112 miles) from the town of Nashik to Mumbai over the course of several days, calling for waiv­ers of agricultural loans and the transfer of forest lands to the villagers who have been tilling them for decades. “For three generations my family has cultivated crops on a two acre-plot, but…

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