Oct 27th 2010 – Kisan Swaraj Yatra
8 am : Breakfast meeting of Yatris with the Governor of Puducherry 11.30 am : At Sirkazhi, meeting with farmers 1.30 pm... Read More
Oct 26 of Kisan Swaraj Yatra 2010
10:30 am : Public meet in Tiruvannamalai Later short stop at Villupuram 4:00 pm : Meeting with CM Pondicherry 5:00 pm :... Read More
KISAN SWARAJ YATRA ARRIVES IN BANGALORE: URGES CONSUMERS TO SUPPORT CAUSE OF FARMERS & ECOLOGICAL FARMING; PRESENTS DATA THAT BELIES CLAIMS OF BT COTTON PROPONENTS
Bangalore/Delhi, October 24, 2010: The pan-Indian bus tour by Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) called Kisan Swaraj Yatra, for the cause of “Food, Farmers & Freedom”, reached Bangalore today after spending three days in Karnataka, reaching out to thousands of citizens. Joining the Organic Market in Lalbagh this morning, the Yatra urged urban consumers in Karnataka to support the cause of ecological farming, both to bring our anna daatas out of their crisis and also to ensure that safe food is available for all. More...
October 23rd 2010: Day 3 of the Yatra in Karnataka
“Livestock rearers issues raised in Sira: these issues are an integral part of Kisan Swaraj, emphasise speakers” “Tallampella Panchayat declares itself GM-Free” On this day, everyone got ready by 8 am, with a spring in their feet. They were greatly energized by the response that the Yatra was generating in Karnataka. More...
Oct 25th 2010-Kisan Swaraj Yatra
6.30 am : Leave for Chennai from Bangalore 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm : Press Conference in Chennai 4.00 pm to 6.00... Read More
Oct 24th 2010 – Kisan Swaraj Yatra
10.30 am : Kisan Swaraj Yatra in the Organic Shandy in Lalbagh (MHS Hall) (entry at Double Road gate) 2.30 pm :... Read More
October 22nd 2010: KISAN SWARAJ YATRA CONTINUES ITS OUTREACH IN KARNATAKA – GETS SUPPORT FROM VARIOUS QUARTERS, INCLUDING CABINET MINISTER IN KARNATAKA GOVT
The bus got released from the RTO in Belgaum and joined the Yatris late in the night in Sirishettikoppa village. The Yatris were in high spirits from a great day in Dharwad the earlier day. More...
Oct 23rd 2010-Kisan Swaraj Yatra
10.00 am – 11.30 am : Public meeting at Chitradurga 11.30 am – 1.30 pm : Live stock keeper’s meet at Samata... Read More
Oct 22nd 2010 – Kisan Swaraj Yatra
Beeja mela, Haveri. Public meeting ,Harihar. Burning Company seeds, Davangere.
PRESSURE BUILDS ON UAS-DHARWAD TO STOP TRANSGENIC CROP R&D: FARMERS RESIST APPROPRIATION OF NATIVE VARIETIES BY SEED CORPORATIONS THROUGH UAS-DHARWAD
October 21, 2010: On the twentieth day after it set off at Sabarmati Ashram, Kisan Swaraj Yatra reached Dharwad town from Goa, to register a protest against appropriation of farmers’ varieties by seed corporations. This occasion was also used to strike a dialogue with the University, represented by the Registrar and other senior officials/scientists. Hundreds of farmers who assembled at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS-Dharwad) said that the University should stop all toxic technologies, should stop siding with big corporations like Monsanto and Mahyco and protect farmers' varieties. More...