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In parched Maharashtra, farmers and tribals hit the streets again

Over 7,000 farmers and tribals from across Maharashtra were marching towards Azad Maidan in Mumbai in protest of various agrarian issues in the state

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

Over 7,000 farmers and tribals from across Maharashtra have marched to Azad Maidan in Mumbai in protest of various agrarian issues in the state. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

They entered Mumbai on Thursday. (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

They gathered at Mulund Octroi Naka on Wednesday morning, after which they commenced their march at around 1 pm. They are expected to reach the state's capital on Thursday. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

A delegation met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday afternoon to present their demands (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

The protest has been called by the Lok Sangharsh Morcha. Its secretary Pratibha Shinde is leading the march. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

Middle-aged farmers, youngsters and a large number of women were seen marching. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

Several Opposition parties in the BJP-ruled state, including Janata Dal (Secular), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiv Sena, have extended support to the two-day protest. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

The farmers are demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Committee Report, pending claims of Forest Rights Act (FRA), minimum support price and setting up judicial system to ensure its implementation, complete farm loan waiver and drought compensation of Rs 50,000 per acre for non-irrigated land and Rs 1 lakh per acre for irrigated land among other issues. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

The protest this week comes eight months after farmers, led by the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha, held a similar one from Nashik to Mumbai. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

On Thursday, the farmers and tribals will protest near Vidhan Bhawan, where the Maharashtra legislature session is underway. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

Dr Rajendra Singh, water conservationist, told the gathering that the current government is being run on lies and the farmers need to continue the fight to expose the lies. (Express Photo/Deepak Joshi)

maharashtra farmers protest at azad maidan in mumbai

Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan met the farmers and tribals on Wednesday evening at Shivaji Maidan in Chunabhatti. (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)