A delegation of farmers met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Mantralaya in the afternoon. Later, top ministers also addressed those gathered at Azad Maidan and said the government had accepted most their demands. The major opposition comes from the department of forests for such a transfer of land, especially from 16 tribal districts. As on January, the gram sabhas had received a total of 3,64,313 personal claims for transfer of forest land of which 1,54,614 claims were sanctioned. The highhandedness shown by the forest department should be curbed and genuine claims honoured.''
Source: dna March 12, 2018 23:26 UTC