DECEMBER 8th 2010: IN JODHPUR AND AJMER DISTRICTS
One team continued on its route towards Jaipur by participating in events in Jodhpur and Ajmer districts today. The dak bungalow that we stayed in was a typical government place, badly run and with rats running around amongst the mattresses put in a cramped fashion in a small hall. More...
December 7th 2010: In Bikaner, Nokha, Nawalgarh and other places in Rajasthan
We began our day in biting cold. The Urmul Sethu campus that we stayed in was a large campus with buildings scattered at a distance from each other. The earlier night (night, morning?), when we reached the campus at midnight, there was hot food waiting for us. Given that we all had to skip our lunch in the afternoon, no one minded eating at that time of the day! More...
December 6th 2010: First Day in Rajasthan – Yatra covers long distances to reach out to citizens in Dhaban village, Hanumangarh town, Ganganagar town and in Gharsana village
The day began at 3 am, as per plan. There was not enough hot water nor was it hot enough; however, Mandeep Singh Dhaliwal’s (a Punjabi engineer who returned from New Zealand after a bout of chronic illness to take up natural farming here) wonderful tea made up for the little practical problems related to waking up so early and taking a cold bath in Rajasthan in the middle of winter. More...
December 8th 2010: Kisan Swaraj Yatra
Group A: 11 am : Neem ka Thana Meeting / or travel to the illegal affected mining villages 2 pm : Kotputli... Read More
December 7th 2010: Second Day in Rajasthan
11 am: Press Conference in Bikaner Group A: 12.30 pm: Farmers’ Meeting in Nokha Group B: 12 noon : Meeting in Dungargarh... Read More
December 5th 2010- Kisan Swaraj Yatra
9:00 am : Goniana(Bathinda), Venue : Dera Bhai Jagta, Contact : S P Monga – 9855666444 10:30 am : Bathinda, Venue :... Read More
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 4th 2010: Meetings in Bhotna, Bajakhana and Jaitu in Punjab: The Convoy gets longer as the day proceeds
It was a wonderful setting under the trees and a weak sun, in the Gurudwara campus of Bhotna village of Barnala district.... Read 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...