December 6th 2010: Kisan Swaraj Yatra
11 am : Meeting at Hanumangarh Group A: 1 pm : Meeting at Pilibanga 3 pm : Meeting at Ganganagar 6 pm... Read More
December 5th 2010: Our last day in Punjab – In Goniyana, Bhatinda’s Virasat Mela, Mehta, Jaisinghwala and Kheoyali villages
We began our day in the Goniyana Gurudwara where we spent the night after the Jaitu meeting. Here, we emphasized on why it is important for urban consumers to engage with issues of food and farmers. More...
December 3rd 2010: “Punjab Agricultural University will become irrelevant, if it continues its Anti-Farmer, Anti-Nature and Pro-Monsanto agendas”
We were on the other side of the highway from Gate 2 of Punjab Agriculture University – a motley crowd of around 250 persons, including some ex-employees of PAU, a few scientists of PAU, famous singers like Manmohan Waris, Dr Inderjit Kaur of Pingalwara Society, Prof Jagmohan Singh (grand nephew of Bhagat Singh), Sant Sukhjit Singh Seechewal, Dr Arun Mittra of Doctors for Peace & Development, Umendra Dutt of Kheti Virasat Mission, senior media representatives etc. More...
Dec 2, 2010 : Kisan Swaraj Yatra In Punjab
10.30 am : Public meet in Gurudwara Bhattha sahib, ropar 3.30 pm : Public meet at students center, Punjab University, Chandigarh 5.30... Read More
November 30th 2010: YATRA IN HIMACHAL AND HARYANA
We woke up in the Gurudwara that we spent a comfortable night in, in Ponta Sahib, with the Sun rising over the still Yamuna waters streaming down the river bed. The Gurudwara people were very warm and hospitable to us, reflecting a general Punjabi culture. It was probably one of the most comfortable nights in a long time. It was not just the dinner the earlier night that was sumptuous and delicious but also the breakfast this morning – gajar ka halwa served in the morning! More...
November 29th 2010: Yatra enters Uttarakhand for one day – Has an inspiring day, meeting farmer activists and pioneering seed conservers
We were in beautiful Uttarakhand today. Our spirits were high and we looked forward to the day, what with some of the most pioneering work related to seed conservation and rights having happened in this state with movements like Beej Bachao Andolan. This is the land of other movements like Chipko Andolan, after all! More...
November 28th 2010: In Moradabad – Our last day in Uttar Pradesh
Because of some serious miscommunication problems, the last day of the Kisan Swaraj Yatra in Uttar Pradesh was a washout. For one thing, the team that had set off in Lucknow at 4 pm on the 27th was able to come into Moradabad only at 10 am even though the distance was just 350 kms. There were huge traffic jams created at railway crossings and there were several such crossings! At each such closed railway gate, it took hours to come out of the jam, only to be stuck at the next one. By the time 4 am arrived and close enough to the destination, it was dense fog that began slowing down progress. More...
November 30th 2010: Yatra in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana
09.30 am: Interaction with farmers in Ponta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh 01.30 pm: Farmers’ Meeting at Pipli, Kurukshetra district, Haryana 04.00 pm: Farmers’... Read More
November 29th 2010: In Uttarakhand
Haridwar: 10 am – Meeting with farmers and office bearers of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) 11.00 am: Rally, memorandum to the Collector... Read More
Nov 27th program at Lucknow
11.00 am : Protest and demonstration at Shahidi Smaran, Lucknow 2.00 pm : Press conference at Press club, Lucknow 3.00 pm :... Read More