Will Jairam Ramesh be able to provide land and jobs to poor?

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New Delhi, Oct 11: For the time being Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh might have succeeded in pacifying Jan Satyagrahis from across the country by promising them land and jobs. But the question is - Will he be able to fulfill the promise?

On Thursday, Oct 11 Ramesh signed an agreement with the Jan Satyagrahis who were marching to New Delhi demanding government's help for getting jobs and land. The agreement was signed at Agra. In the agreement, Ramesh promised to give land and jobs to the protesters.

Since last nine days, more than 30,000 people have walked around 110kms from Gwalior to Delhi. The marchers, mostly poor and landless tribals from across the country were asking land and jobs.  After the agreement was signed, the protest was called off.

The tribals came together under the umbrella of a Gandhian organisation, Ekta Parishad.

Ekta Parishad, a people's movement headed by activist PV Rajagopal, had earlier announced that people representing different rural communities, especially tribal, landless and small farmers, "will walk in formation together 350 kms from Gwalior to New Delhi". Rajagopal had said the Jan Satyagraha 2012 march campaign is a non-violent walk beginning on Oct 2 and scheduled to carry on for one month before culminating in New Delhi.

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