The Kisan Swaraj Yatra has reached Delhi after the grueling 71-day journey around India, through 20 states, and events in 100 districts! The Yatris reached around midnight to rest at the Gandhi Darshan at Raj Ghat.
The good news is that Smt.Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance and the National Advisory Council, is going to meet the delegation of Kisan Swaraj Yatra at her residence at 10 Janpath. We are glad that the issues being raised by the Yatra and the unique nation-wide mobilization are being recognized by the Indian government. We hope that this will be the first step of a serious engagement from the government and the National Advisory Council with the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), on the key issues of income security for farmers, ecological sustainability and farmers’ control over resources.