Maharashtra farmers continue with their protests despite assurance from chief minister Devendra Fadnavis of a debt waiver by October
New Delhi: The fifth day of the strike by protesting farmers in Maharashtra on Monday witnessed unprecedented visuals of milk tankers being ferried to state capital Mumbai under heavy police cover. Not long ago, before the monsoons arrived last year, rail wagons transporting water to severely drought-hit districts in the state were an arresting visual. Between then and now, there was a normal monsoon (in 2016) followed by a bumper harvest. But this seems to have changed little for farmers in the state.