An umbrella body of 260 farmers organizations will hold a 'Kisan March' to Delhi next month to protest against the central government's "apathetic attitude" in solving problems of their community, leaders of a farmers' committee said yesterday.
"Government has no intention of solving farmers' distress," said Yogendra Yadav, founder member of Swaraj Abhiyan and Jai Kisan Andolan.
The march will begin on November 28.
March to be larger than Boat Club march in 1988
Leaders of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) claimed that the planned 'Kisan March' would be larger than the farmers' march organized at Boat Club under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Tikait, founder of the Bharatiya Kisan Union in 1988.
Even after implementation of MSP thrice, farmers incurring losses: Yadav
Yadav said the Center's "apathetic attitude" reflected in Minimum Support Price for 22 crops.
"From Prime Minister to Finance Minister, the implementation of MSP was announced at three different times. But farmers are still incurring huge losses," he alleged.
AIKSCC Convenor, Hannan Mollah, said on November 28, farmers from various parts of India will start their 'Delhi march' from Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram, and Sonepat.
Committee trying to organize rally at Boat Club
"Farmers will come on tractors. On November 29, they will assemble at Ramlila Ground. We're trying to organize our rally at Boat Club. If we get the government's permission, then the rally will be held at Boat Club, otherwise on Ramlila Ground," Mollah said.