The prime minister said that his government's initiatives aimed at creating awareness about latest technological developments in agriculture will double farm income by 2022.
Anna, who has been the face of the Lokpal movement, said the agitation could be held in Delhi jail also since authorities had so far not given permission for the protest despite several requests in four months.
In a major victory for the farmers who trekked 180 km from Nashik to here over six days under the blazing sun, some even barefooted, the state's Revenue Minister Chandrakant patil said their "all demands" are being accepted.
Reaching Mumbai to address a rally of farmers' after their six-day Long March, he said the farmers were the "new soldiers of India" and like the jawans who protect the country's borders the peasantry produces food for the people.
R. Madhavan, Kunal Kemmu, Riteish Deshmukh are distressed to see the plight of our farmers.
"I appeal to PM Modi and the CM to not stand on ego and to accept their just demands," Gandhi tweeted.
Subhash Talekar, the spokesperson of Mumbai Dabbawala Association, said, “We thought about helping the farmers with food as they are our food-providers and have come from remote parts of the state.”
The farmers, led by Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), are demanding, among other things, proper implementation of the Maharashtra government’s loan waiver scheme.
He also appealed agitators not to hold up the traffic tomorrow so that students appearing for Std 10th exams in the city are not delayed.
Opposition Congress, NCP, Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and AAP, as well as ruling ally Shiv Sena have extended support to the farmers' march.
The farmers are expected to stage a protest outside the legislative assembly on Monday and seek answers from the government for non- implementation of the demands that were promised by them.
The march, led by All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) - a peasants front of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), was launched from Nashik on Tuesday.
Ajit Nawale of the All India Kisan Sabha, which has organised the march, said that senior Sena leader and PWD Minister Eknath Shinde met protesting long march leaders when it entered neighbouring Thane earlier today.