Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

kisan swaraj yatra

our dear friend ananthu is onto a good thing for the next 2 months.
he joins a group of of individuals/farmers/NGOs and are embarking on the Kisan Swaraj Yatra.
the aim is to reach out to farmers on a variety of issues including danger of GM foods, sustainable farming, use/overuse of chemicals/fertilisers/pesticides, policies of the government and so on.

this yatra will cover 20 states and over 14000 kms in around 75 days, starting at the historic and appropriate Sabarmati Ashram in Ahemdabad and ending at Rajghat in Delhi.

Oct 2nd is the start date and appropriate as it is the jayanti divas of 2 remarkable people connected to farming and agriculture - MK Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

the routes and times are here.

they have a website and will have updates/blogs/photos/routes/conferences and stuff in due course.

do join us in extending warm greetings to ananthu and the entire KSY group.
and do drop into a press conference in a city near you.

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