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Thousands of farmers protest in Delhi demanding ‘freedom from debt’

SNS | New Delhi |

Thousands of farmers representing 180 organisations from across the nation will on Monday hit the streets of New Delhi demanding minimum support price and freedom from debt, reports said.

Joining hands under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), the farmers will gather at the Ramlila Maidan in the heart of the national capital and take out a protest march to Parliament Street.

The main demand of the farmers is full remunerative prices as a legal entitlement with correct cost estimations and at least a 50 per cent profit margin over the cost of production, President of the AIKSCC had said.

The AIKSCC is also demanding freedom from debt, a comprehensive loan waiver, and statutory institutional mechanism to address farmers’ debt.

The AIKSCC will be organising a ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’ or farmer’s parliament at the venue of their protest and a draft ‘bill’ encompassing their demands will be introduced and passed after a debate.