Maharashtra farmers hold protest march seeking loan waivers

ANI | Updated: Mar 08, 2018 20:03 IST

Nashik (Maharashtra)[India], Mar. 08 (ANI): Demanding loan waivers, more than 25,000 farmers led-by All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Thursday continued their march on the Mumbai-Agra National Highway.

The 180-km-long march which commenced on Tuesday from the CBS Chowk in Central Nashik, aims at gheraoing Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha after reaching Mumbai on March 12.

The farmers of the state have been demanding a complete waiver of loans and electricity bills.

Last year, the Maharashtra government had announced a loan waiver of Rs 4,000 crores under the first phase of the farm loan waiver scheme.(ANI)