Agriculture Policies

29 Aug, 2021


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30 Jun, 2021


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Civil Society Response on GoI’s IDEA consultation paper on Digitisation in Indian Agriculture

The Response sent to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is downloadable here ———- Forwarded message ——— From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Wed,  Read More »

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24 Jun, 2021


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Why farmers are insisting on a Repeal of the 3 Central Farm Laws

WHY THE FARMERS ARE ASKING FOR A REPEAL OF THE 3 FARM ACTS (Note: This is a note that collects the various key issues being  Read More »

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18 May, 2021


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सभी किसानों के लिए एमएसपी का क़ानूनी हक़ – किसान स्वराज का नोट

सभी किसानों के लिए एमएसपी[1] का क़ानूनी हक़ सभी किसानों के लिए एमएसपी  का क़ानूनी हक़ – किसान स्वराज का नोट – pdf   वर्तमान  Read More »

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05 May, 2021


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ASHA Letter to GoI on Direction & Partnerships of its Digital Push by Ministry of Agriculture

———- Forwarded message ——— From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Wed, May 5, 2021 at 11:04 AM Subject: Direction and Partnerships of the digital push by the  Read More »

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26 Apr, 2021


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ASHA’s note on MSP as a legal entitlement for all Farmers

MSP AS A LEGAL ENTITLEMENT FOR ALL FARMERS (You can download this document in its pdf version here) One of the key demands of the  Read More »

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12 Apr, 2021


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ASHA’s note on GoI’s mandatory food fortification policies

ASHA Position Paper on Mandatory Fortification of Foods in India This position paper has been written by the Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA)  Read More »

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11 Apr, 2021


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ASHA’s Note on GoI’s approach to Farmer Producer Organisations

FPOs – Should they be Aggregating Agents of Agri corporations or Harbingers of Atma Nirbhar farming communities? “Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)” is a term applied  Read More »

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07 Nov, 2020


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Webinar on “Sustainable Solutions to Straw Burning Problem” on 7th Nov (Saturday) at 3.30 pm

Webinar on “Sustainable Solutions to Straw Burning Problem” on 7th Nov (Saturday) at 3.30 pm The issue of straw/stubble burning and its impact on loss  Read More »

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05 Nov, 2020


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ASHA’s Response on FSSAI’s planned mandatory fortification of Edible Oil with Vitamin Aand Vitamin D and Rice with Vitamin B12, Iron and Folic Acid

From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 10:43 AM Subject: ASHA’s Response on FSSAI’s planned mandatory fortification of Edible Oil with Vitamin Aand  Read More »

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02 Nov, 2020


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ASHA’s response to the Ordinance notified on “THE COMMISSION FOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AND ADJOINING AREAS ORDINANCE, 2020”

As a network working on sustainable farm livelihoods, the following is our analysis, mainly keeping farmers and stubble burning in mind. 1. Air quality, or  Read More »

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28 Oct, 2020


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ASHA feedback on proposed amendments to Organic Food Regulations 2017

———- Forwarded message ——— From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 6:27 PM Subject: MoHFW/FSSAI’s draft amendmentF.No.Stds/Organic/Notification-01/FSSAI-2019 put out on 27th  Read More »

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25 Oct, 2020


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Protection of Farmers’ Seed Rights – Webinar on October 30th 2020

Webinar on Protection of Farmers’ Seed Rights in India on 30th Oct, 2020 (Friday) at 3.30 pm (India Time: UST +5.30) Abstract : Since the  Read More »

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25 Oct, 2020


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Declaration of the Online Seed Diversity Festival, Oct.24-25, 2020

ONLINE SEED DIVERSITY FESTIVAL 2020 24-25 October 2020 Declaration Seed is the first and critical link in the food chain. It is a sacred code  Read More »

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21 Oct, 2020


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Online Seed Diversity Festival, Oct.24-25, 2020

ONLINE SEED DIVERSITY FESTIVAL 24/25 OCT, 10 AM-2.30 PM Bharat Beej Swaraj Manch, ASHA-Kisan Swaraj, Save our Rice Campaign and Sahaja Samrudha invite you to  Read More »

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29 Sep, 2020


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ASHA Letter to Govt on Data from Acclaimed Scientists on Failure of Bt Cotton in India and The Way Ahead – 28th Sep 2020

From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 10:20 AM Subject: ASHA Letter on Data from Acclaimed Scientists on Failure of Bt Cotton in  Read More »

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28 Sep, 2020


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ASHA letter on the real picture of Bt cotton in India

From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 10:20 AM Subject: ASHA Letter on Data from Acclaimed Scientists on Failure of Bt Cotton in  Read More »

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25 Sep, 2020


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Sept. 25th, 2020: Weedicide-free farming webinar

Weedicide-free Farming : Science, Practices and Policies Date: 25th September (Friday), 2020  Time: 3.30 pm ( India Time: UTC +5.30) Zoom Meeting ID : 822  Read More »

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25 Sep, 2020


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National webinar on Weedicide-free Farming: Science, Practices and Policies/खरपतवारनाशक जहर से मुक्त खेती – वेबिनार सत्र : विज्ञान, पद्धतियाँ और नीतियाँ 25th Sep

Chemical intensive farming coupled with reducing crop-biodiversity has led to a situation, where weeds are considered as a serious problem in Indian agriculture. So called  Read More »

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20 Sep, 2020


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Pesticides Management Bill 2020 – Key Amendments needed before the Bill is passed

AMENDMENTS SOUGHT IN THE PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT BILL, 2020 BEFORE IT IS PASSED IN PARLIAMENT The following are some key amendments sought in the Pesticides Management  Read More »

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18 Sep, 2020


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Webinar on “Glyphosate – Lessons for India”, Sept. 18th 2020

You can find presentations from this webinar here: 1. Dr Nicolas Defarge’s presentation: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/NicolasDefarge-ASHA-Webinar-Glyphosate-18th-Sept.pdf 2. Dr Peter Clausing’s presentation: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/Peter_Clausing_ASHA_Webinar-200918.pdf 3. Dr Suman Sahai’s presentation: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/SumanSahai_HT_PPT_ASHA-Webinar-17-Sept2020.pdf Abstract: Glyphosate  Read More »

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14 Sep, 2020


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Why the opposition to 3 “Agri-Business Facilitation” Bills?

ASHA presents brief notes on the context, serious deficiencies and implications on the 3 “agriculture reform” ordinances which are to be tabled in the Lok  Read More »

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12 Sep, 2020


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Sept.18th, 2020: Webinar on “Glyphosate – Lessons for India”

Invitation to register for a webinar on Glyphosate: Lessons for India 18th Sept. (Friday), 2020, 3.30pm (India Time) Register at: https://bit.ly/338SBF7 Zoom Meeting ID: 829  Read More »

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09 Sep, 2020


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Sept.11th, 2020: Webinar on “3 Agri-Reforms – Whither Farmer?”

You can find details of the webinar, a video link to the proceedings, the presentations of the key speakers in multiple Indian languages and speaker  Read More »

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06 Sep, 2020


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Webinar on “3 Agriculture Reform Ordinances – Whither Farmer?”, Sept 11th 2020, 3.30pm

Webinar can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQPPfPoHxoc and https://www.facebook.com/AshaKisanSwaraj/videos/796190571150505 Presentations can be accessed here: Dr Sudha Narayanan’s in english: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/20200911_Narayanan_ASHA_3ordinances-final.pdf In Bangla here In Gujarati here In Hindi here  Read More »

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02 Sep, 2020


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Sept.4th, 2020: Webinar on “Uncultivated Foods”

As part of ASHA Webinar Series on Food, Farming & Farmers, a Webinar on “Uncultivated Foods” was organised. The video link, presentations and speaker intros  Read More »

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01 Sep, 2020


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Webinar on “Uncultivated Foods”, Sept. 4th 2020, 3.30pm

PRESENTATIONS OF THE SPEAKERS Salome Yesudas’s presentation can be downloaded here : https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/Salome-Yesudas-Uncultivated-Foods-4th-sept-webinar.pdf Dr Debal Deb’s presentation can be downloaded here : https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/Debal-Deb-Forest_Foods-Webinar-sept-4th.pdf Debjeet’s presentation can be downloaded here : https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/Debjeet-World-Worldviews-Knowledge-Practices-of-Kondh-community-sept-4th-2020.pdf   Read More »

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20 Aug, 2020


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Aug.24th, 2020: International Webinar on ‘Bt cotton in India: Myths & Realities’

Details on this webinar, organised by Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Jatan and supported by ASHA and India For Safe Food are available at: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/2020/08/18/bt-cotton-in-india-myths-realities-brief-introductions-of-speakers-and-organisers/

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18 Aug, 2020


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Bt cotton in India: Myths & Realities — Presentations & Brief Introductions of Speakers and Organisers

International Webinar on Bt Cotton in India: Myths and Realities (An Evidence based Evaluation) August 24, 2020 Organized by Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) and JATAN  Read More »

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06 Aug, 2020


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#Ban27Pesticides: ASHA’s Feedback on S.O. 1512(E) Draft Order – Banning of Insecticides Order, 2020

You can download ASHA’s response to the Government of India’s draft ban order on 27 pesticides, including a table on the 27 pesticides in pdf  Read More »

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05 Aug, 2020


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ASHA’s response on the draft Restriction on use of Glyphosate Order 2020

From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 1:57 PM Subject: ASHA’s response on the draft Restriction of use on Glyphosate Order 2020 To:  Read More »

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03 Aug, 2020


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ASHA, Civil society representatives & Scientists write to Business Standard on advertorial by pesticide industry NGO on 29/7/2020

Date 3rd August, 2020   To Mr. T. N. Ninan, Chairperson, Board of Directors, Business Standard Pvt. Ltd. tn.ninan@bsmail.in   Mr.ShaileshDobhal, Editorial Lead, Business Standard  Read More »

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03 Aug, 2020


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Response to allegations made against Ms. Kavitha Kuruganti in CCFI’s advertorial

Response from ASHA to the allegations made against Ms. Kavitha Kuruganti in the advertorial sponsored by Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI– An association of  Read More »

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29 Jul, 2020


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Jul.30th, 2020: Webinar on Scientific Approach to Pest Management – Shift from Molecules to Management Systems

The webinar video proceedings can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoGM-xcLAP4&t=7s

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24 Jul, 2020


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ASHA’s Comments on Draft EIA 2020 Notification

———- Forwarded message ——— From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 at 08:44 Subject: ASHA Comments on S.O.1199(E) draft EIA Notification, 2020  Read More »

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14 Jul, 2020


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Livestreaming Links for Webinar (Part 2) on “Why Government’s Proposal to Ban 27 Pesticides is Welcome”

Livestreaming of Part 2 of Webinar on  “Why Government’s Proposal to Ban 27 Pesticides is a Welcome Development” July 14th 2020, 4pm ASHA facebook page:  Read More »

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12 Jul, 2020


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Jul.14th, 2020: 2nd part of Webinar on “Why Govt’s Proposal to Ban 27 Pesticides is Welcome”

Details of this webinar are available at: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/2020/07/14/webinar-part-2-on-why-governments-proposal-to-ban-27-pesticides-is-welcome/

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10 Jul, 2020


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2-part Webinar (Jul 11&14 2020) on ‘Why Government’s Proposal to Ban 27 Pesticides is a Welcome Development’.

Topics and speaker profiles for Part 1 of Webinar on 11th July 2020 (Saturday) 4pm – Shri Devinder Sharma – Introductory Remarks Dr. D. Narasimha Reddy – Why  Read More »

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09 Jul, 2020


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Jul.11th, 2020: Webinar on “Why Govt’s Proposal to Ban 27 Pesticides is a Welcome Development”

More details on this webinar are available here: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/2020/07/10/2-part-webinar-jul-1114-2020-on-why-governments-proposal-to-ban-27-pesticides-is-a-welcome-development/

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08 Jul, 2020


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ASHA’s letter on GoI’s move to ban loose sales of edible oil

——— Forwarded message ——— From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 at 13:23 Subject: Concerns reg moves to ban loose sales of  Read More »

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25 Jun, 2020


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ASHA’s letter to Secretary, Dept of Chemicals & Petrochemicals on his letter to the Ministry of Agriculture about proposed ban on 27 pesticides

———- Forwarded message ——— From: ASHA Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 1:37 PM Subject: Withdrawal of letter to MoAFW with regard  Read More »

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13 Jun, 2020


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Report of a Helpline run by Rythu Swarajya Vedika for relief for migrant workers stranded in Andhra Pradesh

The report can be downloaded here.

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26 Mar, 2020


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URGENT SUGGESTIONS TO GOI WITH REGARD TO SUPPORT TO FARMERS, THEIR LIVELIHOODS AS WELL AS TO ENSURE UNINTERRUPTED FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS

———- Forwarded message ——— From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitakuruganti@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 at 13:19 Subject: URGENT SUGGESTIONS TO GOI WITH REGARD TO SUPPORT TO  Read More »

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22 Mar, 2020


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Amendments sought in Pesticides Management Bill 2020

The new Pesticides Management Bill 2020 has been circulated to Rajya Sabha MPs and it is expected to come up for discussion and passing in  Read More »

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01 Feb, 2020


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ASHA’s reaction to Budget 2020-21 of Government of India

Share of Budget for Rural Economy Falls from 9.83% to 9.30% “Increasing rural demand & purchasing power would have boosted the sagging economy; Budget once  Read More »

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23 Jan, 2020


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Presentation on “Limits of DBT/DIT and Case of Tenant Farmers” by Kiran Vissa in IIC on 22/01/2020

The presentation used by Kiran Vissa, Convenor of ASHA-Kisan Swaraj and Rythu Swarajya Vedika for his Lecture in IIC, New Delhi on January 22nd 2020  Read More »

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17 Dec, 2019


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ASHA’s Suggestions related to Agriculture & Farm Livelihoods for Budget 2020-21

December 16, 2019 Dear Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Greetings! Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture, also known as ASHA-Kisan Swaraj, is a national network of organizations  Read More »

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11 Dec, 2019


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Letter to PPV&FR Authority on its FAQs book and need to withdraw it…..

———- Forwarded message ——— From: Mail . <mail@genecampaign.org> Date: Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 3:22 PM Subject: FAQ booklet brought out by the Protection of Plant Varieties  Read More »

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29 Nov, 2019


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ASHA’s inputs on Pesticides Management Bill, expected to be introduced in the Parliament in Winter Session of 2019

—– Forwarded message —– From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitha_kuruganti@yahoo.com> To: jspp-dac@gov.in <jspp-dac@gov.in> Cc: ns.tomar@sansad.nic.in <ns.tomar@sansad.nic.in>; kotharin@nic.in <kotharin@nic.in>; asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com>; catish@ias.nic.in <catish@ias.nic.in>; rajesh.malik1@nic.in <rajesh.malik1@nic.in> Sent: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 12:48:06 GMT+5:30  Read More »

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18 Nov, 2019


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Announcing ASHA Skillshare Course on Advocacy Tools for securing farmers’ rights & improving farm livelihoods, Dec.19-20, 2019, Bengaluru

An ASHA Skillshare Course on Tools for Advocacy to Secure Farmers’ Rights & To Improve Farm Livelihoods December 19-20, 2019: Bengaluru How do we understand  Read More »

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15 Nov, 2019


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Response to the Draft Seeds Bill 2019

To:                                                   Read More »

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04 Nov, 2019


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“RCEP SUICIDAL FOR INDIAN ECONOMY AND FOR ITS FARMERS – INDIA MUST FIRMLY STAY OUT OF RCEP & SUCH FTAs”: ASHA

New Delhi, November 4th 2019: At a time when the Indian economy is in the doldrums, India should not move forward on the RCEP at any cost,  Read More »

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25 Oct, 2019


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We need avoidance of conflict of interest, not management: ASHA response to FSSAI’s draft guidelines for working with private sector

———- Forwarded message ——— From: Kisan Swaraj <asha.kisanswaraj@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:51 AM Subject: ASHA’s Feedback on FSSAI’s draft guidelines on “Working  Read More »

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06 Oct, 2019


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Amendments to Seeds Bill essential for protecting Indian farmers’ interests

NOTE: THIS LETTER WAS SENT BY ASHA TO GOI BEFORE SEEDS BILL 2019 WAS PUT OUT ON 28/10/2019 BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR PUBLIC FEEDBACK. ASHA  Read More »

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04 Sep, 2019


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ASHA Submission to Fadnavis Committee for Transforming Indian Agriculture

ASHA’S RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE OF CHIEF MINISTERS ON TRANSFORMATION OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE Submitted: September 4, 2019        PDF Link   Alliance  Read More »

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20 Aug, 2019


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ASHA’s submission: Comments on the Report of the Committee on Labeling of Pesticides as per Toxicity

—– Forwarded message —– From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitha_kuruganti@yahoo.com> To: cibsecy@nic.in <cibsecy@nic.in> Cc: vivek.narayan14@nic.in <vivek.narayan14@nic.in>; viveknarayan77@gmail.com <viveknarayan77@gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:00:37 GMT+5:30 Subject: COMMENTS ON THE REPORT OF THE  Read More »

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06 Aug, 2019


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Statement from ASHA on Subhash Palekar Natural Farming

Organic Farming, Natural Farming and other approaches to agro-ecology Welcome;  Agro-ecological principles at work are the same in various models; Diversity of approaches/practices/techniques essential to  Read More »

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06 Aug, 2019


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Reg. the need to establish a set and clear definition of NATURAL FARMING

From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitha_kuruganti@yahoo.com> To: am@krishi.nic.in <am@krishi.nic.in>; ns.tomar@sansad.nic.in <ns.tomar@sansad.nic.in>; kotharin@nic.in <kotharin@nic.in> Cc: neeraja.adidam@nic.in <neeraja.adidam@nic.in>; alka.b87@gov.in <alka.b87@gov.in> Sent: Monday, 29 July 2019, 12:33:22 GMT+5:30 Subject: Reg. the need to establish a set and clear definition of NATURAL FARMING To:                                                                                                                                          July 29th  Read More »

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14 Jul, 2019


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MAJOR FARMER UNIONS OF INDIA RESOLVE COLLECTIVELY TO UPHOLD FARMERS’ SEED RIGHTS

MAJOR FARMER UNIONS OF INDIA RESOLVE COLLECTIVELY TO UPHOLD FARMERS’ SEED RIGHTS   New Delhi, July 13th 2019: Farmers’ movements have decided to put up  Read More »

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12 Jul, 2019


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Schedule for “People’s Conference on Farmers’ Seed Rights”, July 13th 2019, Delhi

PEOPLE’S CONFERENCE ON FARMERS’ SEED RIGHTS Saturday, July 13th 2019 India International Centre, Conference Room II, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi Programme Schedule   Timing  Read More »

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10 May, 2019


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Press Release after PepsiCo India withdrew all cases against Gujarat potato farmers

“PEPSICO INDIA & OTHER CORPORATIONS SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THAT FARMERS’ RIGHTS CANNOT BE DENIED OR CHALLENGED – FARMERS SEED FREEDOMS IN INDIA ARE THE  Read More »

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09 May, 2019


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Objection to India attempting to align itself to UPOV – letter from civil society and scientists

To: Shri Radhamohan Singh Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Krishi Bhawan, Dr Rajendra Prasad Rd, New Delhi, 110 001  Read More »

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06 May, 2019


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ASHA TN Course on “Purity Maintenance & Characterisation of Folk Rice Varieties”

YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THE COURSE HERE.   You can download the Application Form here: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/?attachment_id=2274

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05 May, 2019


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ASHA TN Skillshare on Organic Markets that Empower Farmers & Consumers

ASHA Tamil Nadu is offering a skillshare course, a paid one, between June 5th and 7th 2019 in Chennai, on “Organic Markets That Empower Farmers &  Read More »

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04 May, 2019


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“Rather than ‘persuading’ farmers to desist from sowing particular seed varieties, Gujarat Government should side with farmers to save their rights as enshrined in the law”

GUJARAT GOVERNMENT’S DEAL WITH PEPSICO INDIA UNACCEPTABLE: IT COMPROMISES FARMERS’ SEED FREEDOMS IN INDIA AND IGNORES THE LAW OF THE LAND “Rather than ‘persuading’ farmers  Read More »

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02 May, 2019


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“PEPSICO’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WILL WITHDRAW ITS IPR INFRINGEMENT CASES AGAINST FARMERS IS A MAJOR VICTORY FOR INDIAN FARMERS”

“PEPSICO’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WILL WITHDRAW ITS IPR INFRINGEMENT CASES AGAINST FARMERS IS A MAJOR VICTORY FOR INDIAN FARMERS – FARMERS’ SEED FREEDOMS SHOULD CONTINUE  Read More »

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24 Apr, 2019


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Farmers groups ask Government to step in to assert farmers rights in PepsiCo Vs. Gujarat Potato Farmers

To:                                                                                                             April 24, 2019   1. Dr K V Prabhu, Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,  Read More »

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10 Apr, 2019


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FSSAI receives letter on concerns with regard to its organic food regulations and implications for uncertified organic farmers

—– Forwarded message —– From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitha_kuruganti@yahoo.com> To: ceo@fssai.gov.in <ceo@fssai.gov.in> Cc: secyhfw@nic.in <secyhfw@nic.in>; Chairperson <chairperson@fssai.gov.in>; secy-agri@nic.in <secy-agri@nic.in>; AshokDalwai Additional Secretary <ashok.dalwai@gov.in> Sent: Wednesday, 10  Read More »

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22 Feb, 2019


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ASHA Election Manifesto Demands….

Following are the various Election Manifesto related Demands that ASHA is putting forward to various political parties, on its own and along with other networks:  Read More »

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07 Feb, 2019


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Invitation to Register for ASHA Youth Retreat in Odisha between 28-31st March 2019/ ओडिशा में 28-31 मार्च के बीच आशा युवा आश्रय आमंत्रण

Friends,We will be having an ASHA youth retreat in Muniguda (Rayagada district), Odisha between 28-31st March 2019. Concept note downloadable here has more details. Those of  Read More »

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07 Feb, 2019


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NDA government’s 6th Budget – A Disappointment to Farmers

For many weeks now, there have been speculative media articles about an imminent major announcement from the government, with regard to measures to be undertaken  Read More »

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16 Nov, 2018


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DONATE FOR THE HISTORIC KISAN MUKTI MARCH INTO DELHI, NOV.29-30, 2018

Donate for the Historic Kisan Mukti March in Delhi One Lakh farmers will be marching to Delhi on Nov 29th and 30th, 2018, traveling from  Read More »

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14 Nov, 2018


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Thank you for supporting the Kisan Mukti March

Thank you for extending your support to the Kisan Mukti March on November 29th and 30th 2018.   You can learn more about All India  Read More »

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14 Nov, 2018


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SUPPORT & JOIN THE KISAN MUKTI MARCH INTO DELHI IN LARGE NUMBERS, ON NOV.29TH AND 30TH 2018

If you would like to support the Kisan Mukti March financially, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/vD1KED JOIN US IN LARGE NUMBERS, ON NOV.29TH & 30TH  Read More »

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08 Nov, 2018


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Development & Application of a Farm Assessment Index for a holistic comparison between organic and chemical farming

THIS IS ABOUT A 3-YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT UNDERTAKEN BY ASHA, ALONG WITH IIT BOMBAY AND OFAI (ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION OF INDIA).The report was released in  Read More »

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05 Nov, 2018


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Declaration & Resolution of 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan

Declaration & Resolution of 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan (Hindi here)   As a gathering of more than a thousand farmers and their well-wishers, innovators, activists,  Read More »

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03 Nov, 2018


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All Discussion Notes of 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, Ahmedabad, Nov.2-4 2018

The Discussion Notes that various anchors and resource persons of different thematic sessions had created for the 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan are on the link  Read More »

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01 Nov, 2018


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Schedule for 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, Nov.2-4, 2018

4TH KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN of ASHA-KISAN SWARAJ & GUJARAT VIDYAPITH GUJARAT VIDYAPITH, AHMEDABAD NOVEMBER 2nd 2018, FRIDAY (1st Day) Time Theme Facilitator/ Resource Person From  Read More »

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27 Oct, 2018


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CONFIRMED REGISTRATIONS LIST 2, as on 27th October 2018

Organisers of Kisan Swaraj Sammelan 2018 are happy to announce the second list of registrations, dated 27/10/2018. You can see the registrations list here: https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/REGISTRATIONS-LIST-2-KSS-2018-27th-oct.20181.pdf  Read More »

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20 Oct, 2018


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Ahmedabad: Events for you on Nov 2-3-4, 2018 Kisan Swaraj Sammelan!

Gujarat Vidyapith which is organising 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan along with ASHA, hosted by Jatan, is glad to announce various events for urban citizens of  Read More »

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18 Oct, 2018


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किसान स्वराज सम्मेलन : पंजीकृत प्रतिभागियों की पहली सूची, कार्यक्रम का वर्तमान प्रारूप, व्यवस्था संबंधी कुछ आवश्यक जानकारी

कार्यक्रम का वर्तमान प्रारूप: पूरा कार्यक्रम यहां उपलब्ध है पंजीकृत प्रतिभागियों की पहली सूची यहां उपलब्ध : https://new.kisanswaraj.in/wp-content/uploads/REGISTRATION-CONFIRMATION-LIST-1-KSS-2018-OCT-17TH.pdf प्रिय मित्रवर, ‘आशा’- किसान स्वराज और गुजरात  Read More »

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17 Oct, 2018


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CONFIRMED REGISTRATIONS LIST 1 (17/10/2018) for KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN 2018

ASHA-Kisan Swaraj and Gujarat Vidyapith are happy to put out the first List of Confirmed Registrations for the 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, Nov.2-4 2018, Ahmedabad,  Read More »

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15 Oct, 2018


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ASHA Stands In Solidarity with Greenpeace India

PRESS RELEASE: New Delhi, October 18, 2018 ASHA Stands In Solidarity with Greenpeace India In the first week of October, the Enforcement Directorate of the  Read More »

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29 Aug, 2018


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किसान स्वराज सम्मेलन 2018: पंजीकरण के लिए आमंत्रण!

आशा-किसान स्वराज नेटवर्क और गुजरात विद्यापिथ द्वारा आयोजित किसान स्वराज सम्मेलन 2018 के लिए पंजीकरण समय खिड़की 10 अक्टूबर 2018 तक बढ़ा दी गई है।  Read More »

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25 Aug, 2018


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KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN, Nov.2-4, 2018: Ahmedabad

Dear ASHA associates and friends, Kisan Swaraj Sammelan 2018 will be organised by ASHA and Gujarat Vidyapith, hosted by Jatan between November 2nd and 4th  Read More »

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25 Aug, 2018


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Registration Now Open for Kisan Swaraj Sammelan 2018, Nov.2-4, 2018, Ahmedabad (Please read fully & carefully before applying)

Registration time window for Kisan Swaraj Sammelan 2018 (between Nov.2nd and 4th 2018, in Ahmedabad) organised by ASHA-Kisan Swaraj Network and Gujarat Vidyapith has been  Read More »

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09 Jul, 2018


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Jul. 21st-22nd 2018: Covai Seed Festival, Coimbatore

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04 Jul, 2018


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NDA Govt’s election year MSP hikes: ASHA’s reaction

MSPs better than last 4 years – but far from the historic increase demanded by Farmers Less than 20% margin over Comprehensive Production Cost Government  Read More »

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22 Apr, 2018


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Amendments sought in NITI Aayog’s Model Land Leasing Act 2016

AMENDMENTS THAT ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE & HOLISTIC AGRICULTURE (ASHA) SEEKS ON NITI AYOG’S MODEL AGRICULTURAL LAND LEASING ACT 2016   This note has been prepared  Read More »

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10 Apr, 2018


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Civil Society Response to Draft National Forest Policy 2018

—– Forwarded message —– From: Kavitha Kuruganti <kavitha_kuruganti@yahoo.com> To: digfpolicy-mef@nic.in <digfpolicy-mef@nic.in>; jitesh.kumar@nic.in <jitesh.kumar@nic.in>; toforestpolicy@gmail.com <toforestpolicy@gmail.com> Sent: Saturday, 14 April 2018, 14:06:39 GMT+5:30 Subject: “Draft National  Read More »

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19 Mar, 2018


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FSSAI’s Organic Standards Regulations a potential impediment to the spread of organic farming in India

The following is the text of the letter sent on March 19th 2018 to the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of FSSAI (Food Safety and  Read More »

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05 Mar, 2018


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“”Withdraw Pesticides Management Bill 2017, if the Objective is not right”

March 5, 2018 To: The Joint Secretary (Plant Protection), (Room # 238), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare,  Read More »

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02 Feb, 2018


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Union Budget a Big Betrayal of Indian Farmers

On MSP, the government shifts goalposts – farmer organizations firm on C2+at least50% Agri Budget a meagre 2.3% of total Budget, allocations don’t match announcements  Read More »

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30 Jan, 2018


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Green Paper on Farmers, Farming & Rural Economy 2018

4 YEARS, 4 BUDGETS: WHAT HAS THIS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVED? (The Green Paper, downloadable here, has been put out by ASHA – Kisan Swaraj Alliance;  Read More »

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17 Jan, 2018


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Submission to Competition Commission of India, seeking to stop Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto in India

To:                                                                                           January 17th, 2018 The Secretary, Competition Commission of India, 18-20, 7th Floor, Hindustan Times House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001 Email: secy@cci.gov.in    Read More »

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10 Jan, 2018


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Apr.3rd-7th, 2018: Policy School on Understanding and Addressing Agrarian Distress

This is a workshop being organised by Sambhaavnaa with active involvement of ASHA. More details are available at: http://www.sambhaavnaa.org/programs/policy-school-on-addressing-the-agrarian-crisis-3-7-apr-2018/

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10 Jan, 2018


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Policy School on Understanding & Addressing the Agrarian Crisis: 3-7 April 2018

This Policy School workshop is being actively shaped and facilitated by ASHA. http://www.sambhaavnaa.org/programs/policy-school-on-addressing-the-agrarian-crisis-3-7-apr-2018/   Workshop on understanding and addressing the Agrarian Crisis 3-7 Apr’ 2018  Read More »

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01 Jan, 2018


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Feb.1st, 2018: Kisan Ka Budget, Gurgaon

 

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01 Jan, 2018


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Jan.30th, 2018: Press Conference in Delhi

Presenting “Green Paper on Farmers, Farming and Rural Economy: 4 Years, 4 Budgets: What has the Central Govt delivered?” on January 30, 2018 at 1pm  Read More »

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10 Dec, 2017


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BUDGET 2018-19 – HERE’S WHAT FARMERS NEED

December 4th, 2017 Dear Shri Arun Jaitley, Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture, also known as ASHA-Kisan Swaraj, is a national network of organizations and  Read More »

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07 Dec, 2017


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ACTIVISTS SLAM TAMIL NADU GOVT’S LACK OF ACTION ON PESTICIDE POISONINGS: “CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO LIFE BEING VIOLATED BY WILFUL CONTINUATION OF DEADLY PESTICIDES”

Chennai, December 7th 2017: A fact finding team that investigated the recent spate of pesticide poisonings in Perambalur and Ariyalur districts of Tamil Nadu slammed  Read More »

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12 Oct, 2017


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INDIAN FARMERS’ LIVES COME CHEAP FOR GOVERNMENTS & INDUSTRY FACT-FINDING REPORT ON PESTICIDE POISONINGS IN YAVATMAL DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA

The full fact finding report can be downloaded here: http://indiaforsafefood.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pesticidepoisoning-yavatmal-FFT-report-oct12-2017.pdf The above is the report of a fact finding team that tried to probe further  Read More »

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04 Jun, 2017


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REGULATION OF LIVESTOCK MARKETS IN THE NAME OF PREVENTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS DETRIMENTAL TO FARMERS AND AGRICULTURE!

REGULATION OF LIVESTOCK MARKETS IN THE NAME OF PREVENTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS DETRIMENTAL TO FARMERS AND AGRICULTURE! NEW RULES SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN IMMEDIATELY; LIVESTOCK REARING  Read More »

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30 May, 2017


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More than 50 organic farming entities write to FSSAI on its draft regulations on organic foods

To:                                                                                                     May 30th 2017   The Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, 03rd Floor, Food and Drug Administration Bhawan, Kotla Road,  Read More »

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09 May, 2017


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Drought in Anantapur: Fact Finding Report by ASHA, Rythu Swarajya Vedika, AP Rythu Sangam and Human Rights Forum

FACT FINDING REPORT OF DROUGHT IN ANANTAPUR & THE STATE OF CITIZENS’ ENTITLEMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF DROUGHT You can download a PDF version of  Read More »

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03 May, 2017


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June 9th-11th, 2017: Chennai Seed Festival

https://new.kisanswaraj.in/?attachment_id=1986        

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03 May, 2017


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May 19th-20th, 2017: Skillshare on SCI/SRI in Millets/Pulses

A SkillShare workshop on System of Crop Intensification/System of Root Intensification, especially as pertaining to Kharif crops like Millets and Pulses is being organised on  Read More »

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11 Apr, 2017


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Stop the merger of Dow and DuPont: ASHA writes to Competition Commission of India

April 11th 2017 To: The Secretary, Competition Commission of India, 18-20, 7th Floor, Hindustan Times House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001 Email: secy@cci.gov.in   Dear Madam/Sir, Sub:  Read More »

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06 Apr, 2017


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ASHA engages with FSSAI on Organic Foods regulation by the food safety authority

ASHA’s letter to FSSAI Chairperson Shri Ashish Bahuguna on the 7th of February in a personal meeting, on the inexplicable haste of the Authority in  Read More »

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04 Apr, 2017


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Register for a Skillshare course on SCI/SRI in Kharif Millets/Pulses: May 19th & 20th 2017

ASHA is joining hands with Chetna Organic, Living Farms, Save our Rice Campaign, PRAN and WASSAN to organise a Skillshare course in Visakhapatnam on May  Read More »

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04 Apr, 2017


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People’s Groups Reject RCEP

PRESS STATEMENT PEOPLE’S GROUPS REJECT RCEP 4 April 2017 Bengaluru, Karnataka   At a meeting organised by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS), La via Campesina,  Read More »

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01 Apr, 2017


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OFAI & ASHA presentation on “Doubling Farmers’ Income” in GoI Consultation in Krishi Bhawan, March 20th 2017

Organic Farming Association of India was invited by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare to a consultation on “Doubling Farmers’ Income” on March 20th  Read More »

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28 Feb, 2017


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Wheat Diversity Revival

SAMPARK in Madhya Pradesh is helping in the conservation of 17 Wheat varieties in its campus (10 varieties) at Petalawad & with a farmer called Ramlal Patidar  Read More »

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25 Feb, 2017


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Kharif 2017 price policy formulation: Presentation to CACP

PRESENTATION  22nd February 2017   The Chairman Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices Room No. 161 Krishi Bhawan New Delhi   Sir, Formulation of Price Policy for  Read More »

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03 Feb, 2017


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FARMERS’ HOPES DASHED: Nothing Pro-Farmer in Budget 2017 say Farmer Organizations

Nothing to assure better income, nothing to lift them out of debt trap, nothing to even compensate their losses due to demonetization Despite the usual  Read More »

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01 Feb, 2017


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Krishi Budget 2017-18: By Farmers, For Farmers

(ASHA-Kisan Swaraj Alliance participated in the Kisan Sansad and provided inputs into the creation of this Krishi Budget)  KRISHI BUDGET 2017-18   Presented to the  Read More »

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06 Jan, 2017


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Open Letter to PM on Demonetisation Effects on Farmers

To:                                                                                                          January 5th 2017 The Prime Minister, Government of India. Dear Prime Minister, Namaste! The signatories to this open letter to you represent lakhs of  Read More »

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18 Nov, 2016


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WHAT DO FARMERS’ MOVEMENTS IN INDIA WANT FROM BUDGET 2017-18?

In the immediate run, we demand an exemption from demonetization to all farm-related transactions. Demonetization impact on farming community has been very severe. This is  Read More »

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10 Oct, 2016


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Assured Incomes for All Farm Households

“Assured Incomes for all Farm Households”[1] Revitalising the Rural – Rethinking Rural and Agricultural Policies 27th–29th Sept. 2016, IIAS, Shimla   In contemporary India, it  Read More »

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07 Sep, 2016


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GREEN MANIFESTO FOR PUNJAB: ASKING ALL POLITICAL PARTIES TAKE NOTE

Green Manifesto for Punjab Agenda for Punjab’s  Prosperity, Food Safety, Health, Happiness and Sustainability   The main outcomes that are sought through this Green Manifesto  Read More »

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11 Apr, 2016


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Videos & Pictures from Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, Hyderabad

Here are some links: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPiX_z3pbQ8R0QSrI_-G9ZvSUGpmdwYEjtMCCo1NxEd7NbJoWh5sTQAZ7_U55eAkA?key=MDF6UWpIOXZBdjE1aE9QZ3JIT2ZhWjd4R1NqeEhR  https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNMlWXwS6UotevkysFzdq-45iUa5CsV0Q6noAZxekIuCmeIHZtTHoI7muloziTiog?key=Qm1MZ19qbURzNVhtdzlUNm1pdWE1SzZsdDktMTln https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNyOJ6IdaMIAaZdzL-3GognF32_VYH82qE5voHJMnQHM2L2ut4EpBooELLVvU3gxA?key=N1FQVzQ1UnQ0TGJXckd1T0RuQ3hIOUZlT1BQRDBn https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPKlhyIYo5oh-AecofLJuwCirDL6IrlTPyg-Kh7XZtk-dPrinwpaP-Sj63Mw1S2qA?key=eFhvdV9DNEhsNFNjWEpJeXpSS25fTE92VGs4WURn https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPYU4T1_guo1qLkHVcYptjqS16ohC_FEMYDKrssgRoC_GuE1vFIzfWFdLvXM1iTZw?key=OFBXTTJPQUFobjUzLVdHUUplRXg5N04wWHBFcG53   https://youtu.be/irSEi6ybs4c : Day 1 pictures in a slide show on youtube. https://youtu.be/p2PS32WTUN8 : Day 2 pictures in  Read More »

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04 Apr, 2016


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Declaration of 3rd Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, Hyderabad

DECLARATION OF 3RD KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN Hyderabad, April 3rd 2016   INCOME GUARANTEE, RIGHTS OVER RESOURCES & SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURE   We, the delegates of  Read More »

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27 Mar, 2016


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Programme & Logistics Note: Kisan Swaraj Sammelan

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Day 1: April 1st 2016 9 am onwards: Registration 10.30 am to 12.30 pm * Welcome by Rythu Swarajya Vedika: Dr Rukmini Rao  Read More »

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01 Mar, 2016


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FARM MOVEMENTS CALL THE GOVERNMENT’S BLUFF: POINT OUT THAT SO-CALLED PRIORITY ACCORDED TO FARM SECTOR IS HYPED AND UNIMPRESSIVE

FARM MOVEMENTS CALL THE GOVERNMENT’S BLUFF: POINT OUT THAT SO-CALLED PRIORITY ACCORDED TO FARM SECTOR IS HYPED AND UNIMPRESSIVE New Delhi, March 1, 2016: NDA  Read More »

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12 Feb, 2016


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Apr. 1st-3rd, 2016: KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN, HYDERABAD

KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN A Confluence of Farmer organizations and Well-wishers of the Farming Community   Organized by: Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA)    Read More »

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12 Feb, 2016


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Feb.14th-15th 2016: Desi Cotton & Contemporary Khadi Revival Workshop, Gandhigram University, Tamil Nadu

Sahaja Samrudda the seed saving farmers’ cooperative from Karnataka, Tula – a social enterprise to bring low /no energy cotton value chain (www.tula.org.in) and SIMCODESS come together at Gandhigram to explore revival  Read More »

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11 Feb, 2016


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ASHA’s “ASKs” related to Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment from upcoming Union Budget

To:                                                  Read More »

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08 Feb, 2016


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KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL 1-3, 2016, HYDERABAD

KISAN SWARAJ SAMMELAN A Confluence of Farmer organizations and Well-wishers of the Farming Community   Organized by: Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA)    Read More »

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07 Feb, 2016


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India For Safe Food writes to Agri Minister on need for a complete overhaul of pesticides regulation

To:                                                                                   January 29th, 2016 Shri Radhamohan Singh, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India. Dear Sir,   Sub: Review of pesticide usage in  Read More »

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05 Feb, 2016


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Jan.27th, 2016: 1-day Consultation on Millets Revival & Promotion in Odisha

Hosted by Nabakrushna Chowdhary Centre for Development Studies, ASHA and Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture Network (RRA-Network) organised a one day consultation on revival and promotion of  Read More »

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15 Jan, 2016


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Farm Movements React to New Crop Insurance Scheme Announcement of GoI:PMFBY IS A DRESSED UP VERSION OF EXISTING CROP INSURANCE SCHEMES WITHOUT ADDRESSING MANY BASIC ISSUES”

THE GOVERNMENT MISSES A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY: PMFBY IS A DRESSED UP VERSION OF EXISTING CROP INSURANCE SCHEMES WITHOUT ADDRESSING MANY BASIC ISSUES   New Delhi,  Read More »

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03 Jan, 2016


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Contact Us

ASHA’s national correspondence address is given below: Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) Secretariat: A-124/6, 1st Floor, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi 110016 (Opp. Indian Statistical Institute  Read More »

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19 Dec, 2015


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INDIA CAVES IN ON ALL RED LINES IN DRAFT WTO MINISTERIAL DECLARATION

India caves in all red lines in draft ministerial declaration: WTO 10th Ministerial in Nairobi, December 19th 2015  (PDF OF THE DRAFT DECLARATION IS ACCESSIBLE  Read More »

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04 Dec, 2015


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ASHA’s Submission to Dr Haque-led Expert Group in Niti Ayog on Land Leasing in India

December 4th 2015 To:   Dr T Haque, Chairperson, Expert Group in Niti Ayog looking at Land Leasing in India.     Dear Dr Haque,  Read More »

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02 Dec, 2015


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India needs a Farm Income Commission to be set up, before implementing 7th Pay Commission Recommendations: Major farm unions

To:                                                                                                                                                       November 30th 2015 Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, Government of India.   Dear Sir, Sub: Addressing the need for minimum dignified living incomes  Read More »

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25 Oct, 2015


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Tribute to Dr Om Parkash Rupela: 1948-2015

Dr Om Parkash Rupela: 1948-2015 There are hardly any words to describe the grief and great sense of loss that the entire community of organic farming/ecological agriculture  Read More »

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23 Oct, 2015


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Proceedings Report of the 5th National Organic Farming Convention

You can read/download the Proceedings Report of the 5th National Organic Farming Convention here. This report prepared many months after the convention took place, has  Read More »

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30 Sep, 2015


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Govt. Schemes That Can Be Used To Promote Organic Farming

There are very few government schemes that are meant exclusively to promote organic farming in India. However, if there is a policy conviction and commitment,  Read More »

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23 Sep, 2015


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Equitable & Effective Delivery of Agricultural Credit

From ASHA, we had an opportunity to make a brief presentation to Dr Raghuram Rajan, Governor of Reserve Bank of India, on September 21st 2015,  Read More »

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04 Aug, 2015


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Sept 27th-28th 2015: Skillshare Course on Organic Markets, Chennai

This Course has been designed to cover various “models” – ones that have initiated their interventions at the retail end; ones that began at the  Read More »

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04 Aug, 2015


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Skillshare Course on “Organic Markets that Empower Farmers & Consumers”

ASHA is receiving applications for a paid skillshare course on “Organic markets that empower farmers & consumers”, on September 27th and 28th 2015 in Chennai.  Read More »

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03 Aug, 2015


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Aug. 8th-9th, 2015: Seed Mela, Mandya Karnataka

   

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03 Aug, 2015


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July 31st, 2015: Launch of Sarson Satyagraha, Rajghat, Delhi

Various organisations and individuals representing a wide spectrum of society joined hands to launch the Sarson Satyagraha by taking a solemn pledge at Bapu’s Samadhi  Read More »

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11 Jun, 2015


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Farmers’ delegation asks for a White Paper on status of land acquired in India so far

A delegation of the All India Kisan Coordination Committee, an umbrella outfit of 65 farmers’ outfits, met with the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley yesterday  Read More »

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05 Jun, 2015


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LARR Second Amendment Bill 2015 dilutes the very objective of 2013 Act: Not acceptable

ASHA sent its submission to the Joint Committee of the Parliament on the second amendment bill related to the land acquisition statute in India.    Read More »

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04 May, 2015


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May 22nd-24th, 2015: Traditional Maize Workshop & Mela, Udaipur, Rajasthan

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17 Apr, 2015


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26 Mar, 2015


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Apr.3rd-4th, 2015: Beej Mela, Banswara, Rajasthan

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24 Mar, 2015


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Mar.31st, 2015: Beej Samrakshan Samagam, Bhopal

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06 Mar, 2015


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Haryana Chief Minister releases new book from ASHA: Ecological Agriculture in India – Scientific Evidence on Positive Impacts

ASHA, with help from Thanal, Living Farms, INSAF and Jatan Trust, came up with a new publication of more than 400 studies, peer-reviewed and published  Read More »

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01 Jan, 2015


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Pesticide Residues in Food Produce Sold as Organic

Public Statement, put out on Jan.1st 2015 With reference to recent media reports about pesticide residues in food sold as organic, we – Organic Farming  Read More »

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31 Dec, 2014


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“Forest Foods and Ecology”

An appeal for a new consciousness of empathy and wise governance – to protect our rich natural heritage, culture, and harmonious collective future We, from  Read More »

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11 Dec, 2014


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Feb.28th-Mar.2nd 2015: 5th National Organic Farming Convention, Chandigarh

Celebrating International Year of Soils for Sustaining Food & Farming Announcing 5TH NATIONAL ORGANIC FARMING CONVENTION On MAINSTREAMING ORGANIC FARMING 28th February to 2nd March  Read More »

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11 Dec, 2014


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5th National Organic Farming Convention: Chandigarh, Feb.28-Mar.1-Mar.2, 2015

Celebrating International Year of Soils for Sustaining Food & Farming Announcing 5TH NATIONAL ORGANIC FARMING CONVENTION On MAINSTREAMING ORGANIC FARMING 28th February to 2nd March  Read More »

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25 Nov, 2014


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Farmers and CSOs express concern over WTO conditionalities on India’s agricultural subsidy regime

Today in a letter to Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Indian farmers organizations and civil society groups expressed serious concern over India  Read More »

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12 Sep, 2014


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Sept.25-26th, 2014: Brainstorming Session on Practices and Policies for Rebuilding India’s Soils

The diverse challenges and constraints as growing population, increasing food, feed and fodder needs, natural resource degradation, climate change, shifts in land use patterns, increasing  Read More »

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11 Sep, 2014


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Sept. 21-22nd, 2014: State level Seed Festival, Bhubaneswar

Contact: Saroj Mohanty 088-951-57066

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09 Sep, 2014


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Sept. 19-20th, 2014: Workshop on Adivasi Agriculture and Livelihoods

Jointly organised by ASHA, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, SADED and Rythu Swarajya Vedika, in Visakhapatnam on September 19th and 20th 2014. Contact Dr Ramoo: 09000699702

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23 Jul, 2014


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Indian farmers’ organizations call upon the Government to stand firm on food security issue at the WTO

Press Release: 23rd July, 2014 Indian farmers’ organizations call upon the Government to stand firm on food security issue at the WTO   New Delhi:  Read More »

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10 Jul, 2014


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Budget 2014-15 has no substantive proposals to address farm livelihoods in India: ASHA

Reacting to the budget announcements made by the Finance Minister today, Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) expressed its deep disappointment that the government  Read More »

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02 Jul, 2014


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Jul. 5th, 2014: Safe Food Mela, Anna Nagar Tower Park, Chennai

Safe Food Alliance & Organic Farmers Market (OFM) Jointly organise Safe Food Mela “LOOKING FOR SAFE FOOD? JOIN THIS ORGANIC MELA!” Organic Snacks, millets recipes,  Read More »

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15 Jun, 2014


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ASHA’s Statement on the IB report & India’s GMO-Free Movement

IB’S REPORT ON “IMPACT OF NGOs ON DEVELOPMENT” (dated June 3rd 2014) and THE GMO-FREE MOVEMENT IN INDIA: Statement from ASHA   An Intelligence Bureau  Read More »

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29 May, 2014


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ASHA Letter to PM Narendra Modi: Fulfilling the BJP promise of according highest priority to agricultural growth, increase in farmers’ income and rural development

To:                                                                                                                   May 28, 2014 Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, Government of India.   Dear Sir, Sub: Fulfilling the BJP promise of according highest priority to  Read More »

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01 May, 2014


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Call for Seed Sovereignty: Protect Farmers’ Rights

Bharat Beej Swaraj Manch (India Seed Sovereignty Alliance) – a nationwide network for conserving and regenerating seed diversity and self-reliance – celebrates the International Seed  Read More »

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15 Apr, 2014


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Some associated websites

For understanding approaches, techniques and practices related to Ecological Farming, please do visit http://krishi.tv. On the issue of Chemical Pesticides, please do visit www.indiaforsafefood.in For  Read More »

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07 Mar, 2014


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किसान संगठनों ने की आय की गारंटी और खेती में पारिस्थितिक स्थिरता (टिकाऊ खेती) की मांग की

लोक सभा चुनाव से पहले सभी राजनीतिक दलों को सौंपी मांगों की सूची कहा, “जल, जंगल, बीज और जमीन से छीने जा रहे किसानों के  Read More »

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06 Mar, 2014


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Farmer Unions Demand Income Guarantee and Ecological Sustainability in Farming

RELEASE CHARTER OF DEMANDS TO ALL POLITICAL PARTIES ON POLL EVE “Alienation of Land, Seed, Water and Forests be stopped immediately” Warn Parties that Voting  Read More »

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06 Mar, 2014


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TOWARDS RURAL REJUVENATION: Our Charter of Demands

CHARTER OF DEMANDS ON AGRICULTURE/FARM LIVELIHOODS FOR POLITICAL PARTY MANIFESTO S THE CONTEXT The present paradigm of high-external-input-based, intensive agriculture which is premised on “produce  Read More »

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28 Feb, 2014


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Mar. 8th-9th, 2014: DELHI SEED FESTIVAL

We cordially invite you to the Seed festival held at New Delhi from 8-9th March 2014. Please share the invite within your circle and spread  Read More »

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24 Feb, 2014


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Feb. 25th, 2014: Adivasi Food Festival, Bissam Cuttack, Odisha

We are organizing an adivasi food festival where both cultivated as well as uncultivated and / or forest foods that the adivasis depend on will  Read More »

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31 Jan, 2014


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Feb. 24-25th, 2014: “Desi Cotton – Unknown Treasure”, National conference in Hulkoti, Gadag

National Workshop on ‘Desi cotton – Unknown Treasure’ Multi-stakeholders dialogue on policy change, supply of quality non-GM cotton seeds and Marketing 24-25th Feb 2014, K.H.Patil  Read More »

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28 Jan, 2014


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Feb. 20-21st, 2014: Kisan Swaraj Neeti-Eastern Region Round Table

This is a two-day round table on Kisan Swaraj Neeti at Sambalpur, Odisha

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15 Dec, 2013


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Dec. 28th-30th, 2013: Millets Mela, Davanagere, Karnataka

Millets Mela in Davanagere, Karnataka: At Togataveera Samudhaya Bhawana Under INSIMP programme of Department of Agriculture. With Sharana Muddanna Savayava Krushikara Balaga. For more information,  Read More »

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13 Dec, 2013


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Pesticides Management Bill 2008: Issues

A Bill by the name of Pesticides Management Bill 2008 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in October 2008. The same was then referred to  Read More »

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07 Dec, 2013


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India loses historic opportunity of correcting WTO wrongs

“Agreements at Bali jeopardize Food and Livelihood Security of millions in the name of international trade and this is unacceptable” New Delhi, December 7th, 2013:  Read More »

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30 Aug, 2013


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Sept. 28th-29th, 2013: Bengaluru Seed Festival

Celebrating the rich heritage of traditional seed diversity! Venue: Kannada Bhavan, Veterinary College Campus, Hebbal, Bangalore To feature about 40 seed savers’ groups across 13  Read More »

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30 Aug, 2013


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Sept. 23rd-27th, 2013: National Workshop on Organic Seed Production

Venue: Fireflies Intercultural Centre, Bengaluru For more information, click here.  

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18 Aug, 2013


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Sept. 22-24th, 2013: Short Training Course on Sustainable Agriculture

Training Course on Sustainable Agriculture – Theory & Practice, organised by ASHA and CSA. Venue: Nai Talim, Gauri Bhawan,  Bapu Kuti, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharastra The  Read More »

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18 Aug, 2013


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Sept. 5th-6th, 2013: Rethinking Economic Policies to Ensure Income Security in Agriculture. National Workshop, New Delhi

NATIONAL WORKSHOP on Rethinking Economic Policies to Ensure Income Security in Agriculture September 5th, 6th, 2013, 9.30am to 6.00pm Venue: JNU Convention Centre, New Delhi  Read More »

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23 Jul, 2013


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Aug. 28th-29th, 2013: Workshop on Open Source Seed Systems, Hyderabad

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and ASHA would be organising a 2-day workshop on Open Source Seed Systems, in Hyderabad, on August 28th and 29th 2013.  Read More »

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20 Apr, 2013


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Apr. 27th – 28th, 2013: Seed Festival, Araku, Andhra Pradesh

SEED FESTIVAL – Panasavalasa 2013 Celebrating the richness of Tribal Biodiversity, Culture & Environment 27-28th April 2013, Araku, Andhra Pradesh Seed is the symbol of  Read More »

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10 Apr, 2013


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State of Organic Farming: RTI responses from govt agencies

A number of RTI applications have been filed with different NARS (National Agricultural Research System) institutes and departments of agriculture to understand the state of  Read More »

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12 Mar, 2013


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Rythu Swarajya Vedika welcomes Special Agriculture Budget in AP

Demands allocations of Rs.13,500 crores for agriculture and allied sectors (not including irrigation); Submits detailed proposals published in a Model Agriculture Budget book on behalf  Read More »

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07 Mar, 2013


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ASHA demands key changes in the Land Acquisition Bill to protect rights of farmers and affected families

On the eve of All-party Meet on Land Acquisition Bill, ASHA writes to all party leaders demanding key changes in the Bill to protect farmers’  Read More »

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04 Mar, 2013


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Organic Farming ensures more productivity: UAS Dharwad research

A study taken up by the University of Agricultural Sciences-Dharwad shows that productivity of organic farming is higher, especially in rainfed areas, compared to ‘conventional’  Read More »

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04 Mar, 2013


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Mar. 8th, 2013: Internal brainstorming workshop on economic policies affecting farm livelihoods

Several economists and farmer leaders will meet in Hyderabad to look at the specific economic policies impacting farm livelihoods and ways to ensure minimum incomes  Read More »

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28 Feb, 2013


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Budget in denial mode about Indian farmers’ crisis

“The Indian Budget 2013-14 ignores the core problems being faced by the nation’s cultivators and doesn’t even acknowledge the deep agrarian crisis, let alone address  Read More »

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18 Feb, 2013


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Small – Organic Retail – is Beautiful – a booklet

This small booklet, presenting a few successful and inspiring cases of direct marketing by farmers, retail marketing for organic produce and an emerging Community Supported  Read More »

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28 Jan, 2013


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Feb. 5th, 2013: Workshop on Organic Farming Policy of Odisha

ASHA, OFAI (Organic Farming Association of India), Living Farms, Chetna Organic, Xavier Institute of Management-Bhubaneswar and Knowledge in Civil Society are coming together to organise  Read More »

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26 Jan, 2013


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Feb. 22nd-26th, 2013: Eco-Farming Training for NE states

DRCSC is organising a Training Program on Ecological Agriculture mainly for the North Eastern states from 22-26 February, 2013 at CASA Resource Centre at Alipurduar,  Read More »

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26 Jan, 2013


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Response to NAC Working Group Recommendations on ‘Enhancing farm income for smallholder through market integration’

The NAC has created a Working Group of its members in July 2012, on the subject of ‘Enhancing Farm Income for Small Holders through Market  Read More »

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11 Jan, 2013


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Jan 24-25th, 2013: Cotton Seed Production Training, Raichur

Several organisations are joining hands to organise a state level training to interested cotton farmers, for non-GM cotton seed production, in Raichur, Karnataka on January  Read More »

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08 Jan, 2013


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Jan 8th, 2013: Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture, Patna

WORKSHOP ON SUASTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (Practices & Policies in Bihar) Venue: IInd Floor, Hall No. 3 A.N.Sinha Institute, Patna Date: 08-01-2013 Time: 11 AM onwards Expert:  Read More »

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19 Dec, 2012


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Nov. 26 – 30th, 2012: Jan Sansad 2012, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

http://jansansad2012.blogspot.in/ People’s movements in India have played a very important role in highlighting the concerns of the ordinary citizen, particularly the voices of the poor  Read More »

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19 Dec, 2012


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Resolutions adopted on the 29th of November 2012 at the Jan Sansad held at Jantar Mantar

Community Rights on Land, Water, Forest and Mineral Resources and Right to Participate in Development Plans – Sustaining Agricultural Livelihoods 1.      Our country is gifted  Read More »

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19 Dec, 2012


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Jan Sansad 2012: Day 4 Press Release

Report on Land Acquisition will soon be made public: Shri Jairam Ramesh New Delhi, 29th November 2012: The focus of day 4 of the Jan Sansad,  Read More »

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04 Nov, 2012


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Loud demand from agri orgns for NBPGR Director Bansal to be removed

November 3, 2012 To:   Mr Sharad Pawar, Minister for Agriculture, Government of India.   Dear Shri Sharad Pawar, Sub: Demanding removal of Dr K  Read More »

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12 Oct, 2012


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Govt Policies & Laws going against farmers: FDI in retail & Land Acquisition Bill unacceptable: South Indian farmer leaders

South Indian farmer’s movements, under the banner of South Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movements (SICCFM) have come all the way to Delhi to criticize  Read More »

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15 Aug, 2012


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Sept. 12-13th, 2012: Kisan Swaraj Sammelan in Bhopal

A Kisan Swaraj Sammelan, consisting of farmers’ leaders drawn from nearly 20 states of India to discuss the Kisan Swaraj Neeti is scheduled for September  Read More »

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14 Aug, 2012


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Aug. 27th & 28th 2012: Brainstorming on Open Source Seed Systems

A brainstorming session on Open Source Seed Systems is being organised by ASHA, hosted by Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, with the involvement of a limited  Read More »

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