In order to address the challenges faced by the peasants, the Commission set up under the chairmanship of MS Swaminathan had made certain recommendations, which Modi had promised to implement before assuming the office of the prime minister. Hannan Mollah commented that even after two and half years, the Modi-government is unwilling to acknowledge the said recommendations, let alone implementing them. This is a betrayal of the peasants. While the farmers are not being provided with cheap credits, the banks are providing cheaper credits for buying cars. Loans are being waived for the corporate houses. The peasants are losing their land while the corporates are turning into neo-zamindars. The peasants are producers as well as consumers. However, neither are they getting the fair prices for their produce nor are they being able to buy food grains from the market due to inflation. The peasants are being exploited on both ends.
Meanwhile, a jatha has started from Coochbehar and traversed through northern districts to meet with jathas from Bihar. Jathas were also organised in districts to highlight demands of the peasants.