Programme & Logistics Note: Kisan Swaraj Sammelan

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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

 

* Welcome on behalf of Reception Committee: Shri Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao & Prof. Kodandaram

 

* Sharing about the ASHA journey so far: Representatives from each State

 

* Rythu Swarajya Vedika experience:  Shri Kiran Vissa

 

* Telangana Rythu JAC experience: Dr G V Ramanjaneyulu

 

* Sammelan Plan & Schedule: Ms Ashalatha

Session Coordinators: Kavitha Kuruganti and Pankaj Bhushan

On the dais: Reception Committee

- Prof. Kodandaram

- Shri. Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao

- Prof. Rama Melkote

- Shri. S.Jeevan Kumar

- Prof. A.Prasad Rao

- Shri. Mallepalli Lakshmaiah

- Prof. K.R.Chowdry

- Shri. B.Ramakrishnam Raju

- Shri. K.Ramachandra Murthy

- Shri. K.Srinivas

12.30 pm to 12.45 pm

Inauguration of Biodiversity Festival & Exhibition by Prof. K.R. Chowdry, Prof. Rama Melkote, Prof A Prasada Rao

Coordinator: Krishna Prasad

12.45 pm to 02.00 pm: LUNCH

02.00 pm to 05.00 pm

6 Parallel Sessions of 1.5 hours each[i]

Themes:

  1. Ecological Agriculture (spl focus on rainfed farming)
  2. Trade & Agriculture;
  3. Women Farmers’ Rights;
  4. Seed Sovereignty & Seed Diversity Revival;
  5. Land Rights & Security;
  6. Income Security of Farming Households
  7. GMOs & Pesticides
Lead Discussants

  1. Kapil Shah, Ramanjaneyulu, Ashish Gupta, Sridhar Radhakrishnan
  2. Afsar Jafri, Shalini Bhutani, Biraj Patnaik, Sridhar Radhakrishnan
  3. Rukmini Rao, Usha Seethalakshmi, Ashalatha
  4. Shalini Bhutani, Krishna Prasad, Jacob Nellithanam, Saroj Mohanty, Ramanjaneyulu
  5. P S Ajay, Madhuresh, Ravi Kumar, Usha Seethalakshmi, Ravi K
  6. Kiran Vissa, Ramanjaneyulu, Kavitha Kuruganti
  7. Rajesh Krishnan, Usha S, L. Sreedevi Dilnavaz Variava, Umendra Dutt

05.30 pm to 07.30 pm

Evening Public Meeting:

SPEAKERS

- Shri Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao on Sustaining Small-holder Agriculture

- Dr. Claude Alvares on Organic Farming;

- Dr. Rukmini Rao on Women Farmers’ Rights;

- Prof Yogendra Yadav on State response to Agrarian Distress and Disasters

- Prof. Kodandram on Strengthening the Voice of Farmers in the Political System

Chair: Prof. D. Narasimha Reddy

07.30 pm to 09.00 pm

DINNER & Cultural Program

Day 2: April 2nd 2016 (Saturday)

9.30 am to 2.00 pm

Parallel Sessions (See Endnote)

Themes:

  1. Ecological Agriculture (spl. focus on rainfed farming);
  2. Trade & Agriculture;
  3. Women Farmers’ Rights;
  4. Seed Sovereignty & Seed Diversity Revival;
  5. Land Rights & Security;
  6. Income Security for Farming Households;
  7. GMOs & Pesticides
Lead Discussants:

  1. Kapil Shah, Ramanjaneyulu, Ashish Gupta, Sridhar Radhakrishnan
  2. Afsar Jafri, Shalini Bhutani, Biraj Patnaik, Sridhar Radhakrishnan
  3. Rukmini Rao, Usha Seethalakshmi, Ashalatha
  4. Shalini Bhutani, Krishna Prasad, Jacob Nellithanam, Saroj Mohanty, Ramanjaneyulu
  5. P S Ajay, Madhuresh, Ravi Kumar, Usha, Ravi Kanneganti
  6. Kiran Vissa, Ramanjaneyulu, Kavitha Kuruganti
  7. Rajesh Krishnan, Usha S, Sreedevi Lakshmi Kutty, Dilnavaz Variava, Umendra Dutt
2.00 pm to 03.00 pm

LUNCH

03.00 pm to 06.00 pm

Parallel Sessions (Continued)

 
06.00 pm to 07.30 pm

PUBLIC MEETING

PANEL

- Dr. Devinder Sharma on Ensuring Income Security to Farmers;

- Dr. Debal Deb on Seed Sovereignty & Diversity;

- Shri Debjeet Sarangi on Adivasi Agriculture;

- Dr G V Ramanjaneyulu on Re-imagining Farmer Producer Organisations;

- Shri Ananthasayanan on Engaging Urban Consumers in Support of Farmers

Chair: Shri Mallepalli Lakshmaiah

 

07.30 pm to 09.00 pm

CULTURAL PROGRAM (& Dinner)

Facilitators: Dilnavaz Variava and Umendra Dutt

 

 


 

Day 3: April 3rd 2016 (Sunday)

8.30 am to 10.30 am: Smaller Group work, to look at Draft Declaration and Networking possibilities
10.30 am to 01.30 pm Closing Plenary: Farmer Union Leaders & Network Leaders/Convenors:

  • Dr Devinder Sharma
  • Ms Medha Patkar
  • Dr K Sunilam
  • Shri Lingaraj Pradhan
  • Shri K T Gangadhar
  • Shri Avtar Singh Gill
  • Shri Ajayvir Jakhar
  • Shri Dharmendra Malik
  • Dr Vijoo Krishnan
  • Shri Chellamuthu
  • Ms Mangamma
  • Adv. Pradeep
  • Shri Subhash Sharma
  • Shri Yerneni Nagendranath
  • Shri P Chennaiah
  • Shri Ravi Kanneganti

Session Coordinators:

Kiran Vissa, Nilesh Desai, Saroj Mohanty

01.30 pm to 01.45 pm: Closing Plenary: Summing up & Declaration: Kavitha Kuruganti and Kapil Shah
01.45 pm to 02.00 pm: Vote of Thanks: Rajkrishna Mukherjee and Naveen Ramisetti
02.15 pm to 03.00 pm: LUNCH
03.00 pm to 05.30 pm: Campaign Planning & Exhibition Stall Visits
05.30 pm onwards: Departures
07.30 pm to 09.00 pm: DINNER

 



[i] The thematic distribution would be as follows:

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
April 1 (Fri)

2.00 – 3.20 pm

Ecological Agriculture Trade & Agriculture Women Farmers’ Rights GMOs & Pesticides Income Security Seed Sovereignty
April 1 (Fri)

3.30 – 5.00 pm

Trade & Agriculture Ecological Agriculture Seed Sovereignty Women Farmers’ Rights Land Rights Income Security
April 2 (Sat)

9.30 – 10.50 am

Women Farmers’ Rights Seed Sovereignty Ecological Agriculture Income Security GMOs & Pesticides Land Rights
April 2 (Sat)

11.00–12.20pm

Land Rights Women Farmers’ Rights Trade & Agriculture Ecological Agriculture Seed Sovereignty GMOs & Pesticides
April 2 (Sat)

12.30 –1.50pm

Income Security Land Rights GMOs & Pesticides Trade & Agriculture Ecological Agriculture Women Farmers’ Rights
April 2 (Sat)

3.00 – 4.20pm

GMOs & Pesticides Income Security Land Rights Seed Sovereignty Trade & Agriculture Ecological Agriculture
April 2 (Sat)

4.30 – 5.50pm

Seed Sovereignty GMOs & Pesticides Income Security Land Rights Women Farmers’ Rights Trade & Agriculture

 

Logistics Note for Kisan Swaraj Sammelan – 1st to 3rd April 2016, Hyderabad

Welcome to all the delegates attending the 3-day Kisan Swaraj Sammelan in Hyderabad. By now, you must have booked your tickets to reach Hyderabad. Here are some details about the logistics for the sammelan and we request you to kindly read this note completely:

Venue: The Sammelan is being held at Distance Education Centre (Lecture Hall Complex), Between Mekaster Auditorium/IETE and Cycling Complex, Osmania University, Tarnaka, Hyderabad. (Clicking here will take you to a picture of the venue and also give you a map with directions to the venue from Secunderabad Railway Station). Kindly note that this is not where accommodation for delegates has been arranged. However, for those who are coming directly to the Convention, this information should help.

How to reach: The venue is 5km away from Secunderabad Railway station and 10 kms from Hyderabad (Nampally) Railway station and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (called Imlivan bus station).

Accommodation facility: Accommodation for the delegates is being arranged at various places on sharing basis, within 5 kms’ distance from the venue. Accommodation will be simple, on a shared basis and in many locations, in dormitories. We will be sending your respective accommodation details shortly along with a map (to team leaders in case a large contingent is traveling together). All meals consisting of organic food, including breakfast will be provided at the meeting venue. The delegates are therefore requested to get ready by 7 am every day to be picked up by buses. In case you cannot get into the bus at the time it leaves for the venue, you are requested to make your own arrangements to reach the venue.

Weather: The temperatures in Hyderabad are above 400C – we request the delegates to come prepared with a cap or cloth to cover your head, your water bottle and light cotton clothes.

Arrival-Departure details: Those delegates who have not sent their arrival departure details should send them immediately including date and time. This will help us arrange accommodation and food facilities properly.

Kindly note that accommodation has been booked from 31st March 2016 evening to 3rd April 2016 evening. In case you are coming ahead of this time, or staying on beyond this, kindly do take care to pay for your additional days of stay directly. We hope you will appreciate that we are organizing this convention through crowd-funding and are running this on a shoestring budget and would not mind us gently prodding you on this.

Things to bring with you: While it will be hot during the days and warm during the nights, if you wish to carry your own clean bed sheet and pillow cover, kindly do so. Also please bring your personal medicines along with you though we are making arrangements for a first-aid kit, and emergency medical help at the venue.

BEFORE YOU SET OFF ON YOUR JOURNEY:

 

We would like to request all participants or teams of participants to please bring cloth banners with the name of your organizations and slogans for display. You could use your vernacular language for the same. Mind you, we are not looking for flex banners and we are actually attempting our best to make this convention a plastic-free and if possible, litter-free event!

 

For any queries, contact:

Nishanth: 09493403572; Naveen: 09160309301.

 

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE:

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We look forward to hosting you here in Hyderabad, and are glad that you have decided to take part in this Convention. Have a safe trip, and we will see you soon here in Hyderabad!