Why the Government of Maharashtra did not accept the demands of the farmers earlier?The farmers of Maharashtra started an agitation for waiver of loans. They started a 170 KM long march from Nasik to Mumbai on 06-03-2018 and reached Mumbai on 12-03-2018. More than 25000 farmers including men and women marched the stretch in scorching heat. Most of them are without any footwear. Most of the farmers are tribals. The Government of Maharashtra met the delegation of the farmers and after deliberations accepted to their main demands.
The Government of Maharashtra could have done this even before they took up the march. The poor farmers already under the burden of loans which they are not in a position to pay had to walk 170 KM to get their demands accepted by the farmers. If the government felt the demands genuine, it should have acted earlier and avoided all this torture to the farmers. When will these people wake up to the genuine problems of the people?