Nov 24th 2010: Kisan Swaraj Yatra at Champaran, place of Gandhiji’s first Satyagraha
Today was the last day in the Bihar leg of our Kisan Swaraj Yatra. The day was also important for every one... Read More
Nov 25th: Yatra enters Uttar Pradesh
09.00 am: Welcome at Kasiya Chowk, Khushinagar, UP; 11.00 am: Rally in Gorakhpur, followed by public meeting at Subhash Chowk; 03.00 pm:... Read More
Nov 23rd 2010:Rajendra Agriculture University scientists assure the Yatris that their concerns will be kept in mind while planning future work; Farmers of Vidya Jhamp village declare themselves GM-Free; Public meeting at Press Club, Muzaffarpur
The day started with Bihari hospitality – after a sumptuous breakfast, we set off for the first event of the day - a debate with the scientists at Rajendra Agriculture University, Samastipur. This is a special university, which refused to take up a GM maize trial for Monsanto last year. Dr. B.C. Chauwdhary, Director-Research chaired the dialogue between the University scientists and the Yatris. What was supposed to have been a 45-minute interaction got extended to hours of conversation which ended only around 2 pm. More...