BHUBANESWAR: Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of 14 farmers outfits within the state, has began 12-day-long Krushak Adhikar Yatra (March for farmer rights) in Odisha protesting farm legal guidelines and exhibiting solidarity to farmers’ motion in New Delhi.
Commemorating the historic Dandi March on March 12, 1930, the farmer leaders began the yatra from Bhubaneswar after paying floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the Mahatma Gandhi Park right here on Friday. They boarded a bus to journey to completely different districts of the state and sensitize farmers concerning the dangerous impact of the farm legal guidelines.
“We’ve got began this yatra to make individuals perceive concerning the conspiracy of the Centre towards the farmers. Greater than 200 farmers have already misplaced their lives whereas protesting towards the federal government’s farm legal guidelines. We are going to intensify the motion at village and panchayat stage and attraction the farmers to reject the farm legal guidelines,” stated activist Prafulla Samantara.
Lingaraj, convenor of Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samanwaya Samiti (POKSSS), expressed concern over the paddy procurement course of and subject of minimal help worth (MSP) subject. “To cease the procurement associated issues and assist the farmers, the Centre ought to give authorized assure on minimal help worth (MSP) of agricultural merchandise. An important demand is withdrawal of the farm legal guidelines,” he added.
On the primary day of the yatra, they’ve carried out conferences at a number of locations together with Rameswaram, Tangi, Chandapur, Kuhudi, Bhejiput, Khallikote, Purusottampur, Santoshpur, Humma, Ganjam, Chatrapur and Berhampur. They’ll later cowl Paralakhemundi, Muniguda, Koraput, Kesinga in Kalahandi district, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur and Puri’s Beraboi and Kanas.
On the finish of the yatra, a giant rally might be organised at Bhubaneswar on March 23 on Saheed Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom day. “It’s a preparation for the March 26 Bharat Bandh name given by SKM. Throughout our village-level conferences and panchayats, we are going to make the farmers conscious concerning the Bharat Bandh. We’re equipped for the day,” stated Suresh Panigrahy of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee.
He stated in addition they demand Rs 3000 per quintal MSP for paddy in an effort to improve the revenue of farmers. “We’re ready for the March 23 state-level farmer rally at Bhubaneswar and March 26 Bharat Bandh supporting the farmer motion. Our protest will proceed until the Centre fulfils our calls for,” he added.