The government met the AIKS leaders, who are leading the March at 2 p.m. on Monday.
Irrigation Minister Girish Mahajan said the government has agreed to their demands. “The government has agreed on 100% demands, including transfer of land title,” he said.
The farmers have agreed to withdraw the protest, he said, adding that a special train has been arranged for them to return home.
The ‘kisan rally’ which started from Mulund on Saturday night, reached Mumbai on Sunday. The farmers decided to march at night in order to avoid causing inconvenience to public.
The farmers intended to gherao the Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday and voice their demands, which include a complete farm loan waiver, implementation of the recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission, providing forest rights and better compensation for land acquired by the government.
The government was compelled to agree to the demands and the farmers have agreed to withdraw the agitation on the above assurance.
Hearty Congratulations to the Farmers, their leaders and AIKS!