On January 12, 2008, Padmashree Dr. Anil Joshi along with eleven-member team that included members from 18 to 60 year olds, set on a bicycle Yatra from Kanyakumari to Dehradun to learn first hand about the problems of the farmers and to gather their views and opinion. The Yatra passed through the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi before reaching Uttarakhand on March l6.
This Agri Yatra (on bicycle) covered around 3,800 Km across 65 districts and around 7,000 villages. The Yatra team comprised social activists, students and farmers in the age group of 18 to 60 years and met over one-lakh farmers during the journey. The Yatra team has extensively surveyed the regions visited and it has recorded the views of the farmers.
A photo exhibition on the above is being organized so that the experience of the Yatra could be shared with the society at large and the issues of farming and farmers get highlighted in the right manner.
Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment (LIFE) and PEACE Institute request you to mark your presence to support the issue of Agricultural Land and Farmers.
Date: 24th, 25th May 2008
Venue: Indian Social Institution Auditorium, 10 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
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