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Agrarian Rights

Rights of Farmers, Agricultural Labourers and Forest Workers in India Community Resource

India has always been a predominantly agrarian economy give the abundance of rivers and fertile soil across the country. From the golden fields of wheat in Punjab, to maize, millet and pulses thriving in the alluvial rich vast agricultural expanse of the flood plains of the Ganga and its tributaries, to the lush paddy fields…

Kisan Long March ends with Fresh Promises to Farmers Protest called off as government agrees to look into all demands

In a possible relief to farmers and Adivasis from across Maharashtra who had gathered in Mumbai demanding basic rights, the Maharashtra Government has agreed to look into and address their basic demands. Over 30,000 farmers and Adivasis started the Kisan Long March from Nashik on March 6 and covered a distance of nearly 200 kilometers before reaching…

The Kisan Long March enters Mumbai Will their voices be heard?

The All India Kisan Sabha led Kisan Long March entered Mumbai on Sunday. They have walked around 200kms from Nashik to get here. On the second last day of the march, the Farmers decided to walk all day and night so that their protest would not disrupt traffic on Monday morning.

When Farmers burn the Midnight Oil The Kisan Long March changed its schedule to not cause inconvenience to students appearing for exams

Thousands of Farmers and Adivasis walked all night to ensure they reached their destination Azad Maidan early in the morning, just so that students appearing for their Tenth Standard Board SSC Exams would not get inconvenienced due to traffic jams. The farmers who started the Kisan Long March from Nashik on Saturday, reached Thane on…

Suhel Bannerjee

Kisan Long March in Images How farmers and Adivasis from across Maharashtra are gathering in Mumbai to demand their rights

Over the weekend, nearly 30,000 farmers and Adivasis from across Mumbai have gathered in Mumbai. Their objective is to peacefully meet at Azad Maidan and place their demands before the Maharashtra Government. Here are a few images of the over 200 kms long Kisan Long March that began in Nashik on March 6 and culminated…

भूमि अधिग्रहण कानून, २०१३ में बदलाव – एक समीक्षा

मुंबई-नागपूर समृद्धी महामार्ग निर्माण के लिये जरुरी जमीन अधिग्रहण में किसानों के उग्र विरोध के चलते पूरी प्रक्रिया में रुकावट पैदा हो गई है. इससे फिर एक बार जमीन अधिग्रहण का मुद्दा सार्वजनिक चर्चा का केंद्र बन रहा है. स्वतंत्रता के पश्चात, सरकार ने विकास हेतु नियोजन के रास्ते को चुना. इसके तहत कृषी क्षेत्र…

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