Kisan Swaraj Yatra is a pan-Indian outreach and mobilization effort to draw fresh attention of the nation to the continuing agrarian crisis in India. The Yatra, organized by ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture), a loose network of hundreds of organizations across the country, had set off on Gandhi Jayanti at Sabarmati Ashram and will now be reaching Rajghat on December 11th 2010.
The Kisan Swaraj Yatra, which found a loud response with farmers and others all over the country so far, is calling for a comprehensive new path for Indian agriculture – a path that will provide livelihood and food security for our farmers, keep our soils alive, and our food and water poison-free. So far, scores of farmers and other citizens have traveled across the country with a message of hope to farmers of the country, with an awakening call to all Indians about the need to save our food and farming systems and with a challenge posed to the governments that are adopting short-sighted, anti-farmer policies.
Date: 11 December, 2010
Time: 10 am
Venue: Rajghat, Delhi
The 71-day bus tour-Yatra has now reached its last stop at Rajghat on Dec. 11th, and will commemorate this through a day-long event starting at 10 am. The day will begin with paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Samadhi. Farmer leaders and others working on farmers’ issues and sustainable agriculture across India, who have played an active role in organizing the Kisan Swaraj Yatra, will address the gathering, share their views and discuss the way forward.
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