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Sharing Session - 24

Kisan Swaraj Yatra

 

Starting on Gandhi Jayanti in 2010, nearly 220 people went around the country for 71 days, on a "Kisan Swaraj Yatra" which tried to draw fresh attention to the continuing agrarian crisis in the country and to highlight solutions as well as to put forward some demands to the government on behalf of our anna daatas. This Kisan Swaraj Yatra, which culminated in Rajghat on December 11th 2010 had 'FOOD, FARMERS & FREEDOM' as its main theme and was organised by a loose coalition of more than 400 organisations around 20 states of India called Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA).

 

In this session, the facilitators shared their experiences from Kisan Swaraj Yatra along with the main demands in the Kisan Swaraj Policy that ASHA has evolved. This was be followed by a discussion. The session was held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Conference Hall, Centre for World Solidarity (CWS), Secunderabad. The facilitators were Kavita Kuruganti (Convenor ASHA), supported by Ramanjaneyulu (Centre for Sustainable Agriculture) and Kiran Vissa (Association for India's Development)

A report of the sharing session can be downloaded here.

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