Eastern Times , New Delhi: The Working Group of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) has expressed satisfaction at the extent and participation of Women Farmers who led today’s Women Farmer Protest Programs held across the length and breadth of the country.
More than 300 Districts saw Women farmers assert their Rights as Farmers of the Country, highlighting most of all that 75% of all agricultural work is done by women and the 3 Farm Acts will ruin their livelihood and survival most of all.
All works of farming like sowing, transplanting, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, transporting, sorting, packing and in animal labour involved in rearing including provision of fodder, grazing, milking, cleaning, manufacture of dung cakes, processing of milk, etc was predominantly of the women.
The women, led by AIKSCC and its member organizations also submitted memorandum addressed to the President of India demanding increase in Mnrega work and wages and end to corruption, for land rights and pattas, for an MSP of all crops at C2+50% and for all farmers, for cheap loans and loan waiver, for transportation facilities, for provision of equipment in order to do food processing and be able to sell their processed/ semi processed foods in the market, for pension and other social rights and protections.
In short they demanded their share in the development of India, which is being handed over to the Corporate and MNCs and said the new laws will be opposed till they are withdrawn.
Women also said that their PDS and Food Security will be jeopardized and it is they who will suffer the most.
Women farmers are already in deep crisis due to implementation of enhanced Electricity Rates, inflated Electricity Bills and rising corruption to correct them and Withdrawal of The EB 2020 is becoming more and more popular all over India.
AIKSCC asserts that this New Uprising all over the country will pave the way for the future of India based on the Peoples’ Development, rather than Development of Corporate and its middlemen.
AIKSCC has also said the issue for tomorrow’s talks is one and only one, if they have to take off, ie, Repeal of the 3 Acts and the EB 2020.
If the Govt of India wishes to make a show of talks and wants to only mark time, waiting to tire out the farmers, it is mistaken. AIKSCC has urged the Govt to immediately withdraw the NIA notices issued to some leaders in order to create better atmosphere for talks.
AIKSCC has said the Tractor Parade in Delhi shall be held at all cost and will be unprecedented. With most districts mobilizing in thousands, this will be the biggest ever protest by Farmers of any Country in the world so far against its elected govt.
They said, the parties want votes from Farmers to sit and Govern, but they are serving Corporate interests with these laws and this will not be tolerated. The movement will continue to expand and intensify till the laws are withdrawn.
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