More than 20,000 people from the tehsils of Dahanu, Talasari, Vikramgad, Palghar, Jawhar, Mokhada and Wada from Palghar district and Shahapur tehsil from Thane district marched under the banner of the CPI(M) and the AARM to the District Collector’s office at Palghar on October 16, 2015 to castigate the BJP-led governments at the centre and in the state and with a 21-point charter of burning demands of various sections of the working people
Village after Village had almost a similar tale to tell, irrespective of whether they were Revenue Villages or Jungle Gaons (Forest Villages). In the Villages of Gaibandha and Dhokrikut in Chaklapadar Gram Panchayat of Jharigaon Block though they were Revenue Villages there were no roads, tube-wells or potable water supply as well as no electricity. In Telibhata and Nagjodi Villages in Umarkote Block which are designated as Jungle Gaons where over 100 families reside there is no sign of electricity, roads or water anywhere near their vicinity. Residents claimed that between July to October every year they were entirely confined to their homes as their Villages are cut-off from outside due to rains and absence of any roads.