New Delhi: Over 50,000 farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab and other parts of North India are marching to Delhi's Kisan Ghat. They are demanding for a complete loan waiver and reduction in electricity tariff and are also seeking a provision of a pension to every farmer above the age of 60.

'Kisan Kranti Padyatra', which is being staged by farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union, have been on a march to Delhi that flagged off on September 23 from Haridwar’s Baba Tikait Ghat. 

This march comes 30 years after farmers led by legendary leader Mahendra Singh Tikait, who established the BKU in western Uttar Pradesh, famously brought Delhi to a standstill for a week, forcing the Rajiv Gandhi government to accept all their demands.

The Delhi police on Monday imposed week-long prohibitory orders in east Delhi, anticipating law and order disruptions due to the farmers' march.

Section 144 has been imposed in East and Northeast Delhi, and they would be in force until October 8.

The march is being led by Naresh Tikait, president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union.