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Farmers to march to Parliament on Nov 1

Posted on Oct 26, 09:09PM | UNI

Farmers and agriculture labourers from about 24 states will march towards Parliament on November 1 for their demands including hike in amount under Indira Awas Yojana, separate budget for agriculture, pension and others.

"During the last 14 years rule of the NDA and UPA, 2.6 lakh farmers have committed suicide. Price rise has affected the farmers and agriculture labourers the most," CPI national secretary Atul Kumar Anjan told reporters here today.

He said the farmers and agriculture labourers led by All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union (BKMU) will hold a march from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament on November 1 and will gherao Parliament.

"The Land Acquisition Bill of 1894 must be scrapped," Mr Anjan, who is also AIKS general secretary, said.

He demanded that Rs three lakh be given under Indira Awas Yojana due to price rise.

He claimed that if the reports of the National Commission on Farmers, chaired by Prof M S Swaminathan, be implemented, 80 per cent problem of the farmers will be solved.

Former MP and BKMU general secretary Nagendra Nath Ojha alleged that the farmers and agriculture labourers have not received any benefit from the schemes of the UPA government including MGNREGA.