6:01 pm in Resources by Kavitha
Here, you would find copies of ASHA’s responses on Policies, (draft) Bills, Programmes & Projects initiated by various governments.
ASHA’s position on FDI in Retail.
ASHA’s feedback on the Draft National Food Security Bill (draft NFSB 2011).
ASHA’s feedback on the (draft) Land Acquisition and Resettlement & Rehabilitation Bill 2011 (LARR Bill 2011).
Amendments that ASHA seeks on the Seeds Bill 2004, with the amendments moved by the Union Agriculture Minister in 2010.
ASHA’s briefing paper on Hybrid Rice.
ASHA’s note on Golden Rice (being developed in Bihar with RKVY funds).
ASHA’s discussion note on Labour Subsidies in Agriculture.
11:10 am in ASHA's response, Home, News, Resources by Kavitha
ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture) is a large, nation-wide informal network of more than 400 organisations drawn from 20 states of India, that have come together in 2010 to organise a Kisan Swaraj Yatra, a nation-wide mobilisation to draw attention to issues pertaining to our FOOD, FARMERS, FREEDOM. The network consists of farmers’ organisations, consumer groups, women’s organisations, environmental organisations, individual citizens and experts who are committed to the cause of sustainable and viable farm livelihoods in rural India and thereby, safe, nutritious, diverse and adequate food for all Indians. From the dialogues that emerged during the Kisan Swaraj Yatra and subsequent work, ASHA articulates a 4-pillared Kisan Swaraj Neeti and calls on governments to adopt the same. This policy articulation provides a framework for a forward-looking agricultural policy approach for India. The four pillars of Kisan Swaraj are income security for farmers; ecological sustainability of agriculture; people’s control over agricultural resources like land, water and seed; and access to safe, healthy, sufficient food for all.
9:15 am in Resources by Kirankumar
On August 9, 2011, nation-wide events are being planned with the slogans “Monsanto Quit India!” and “No to Corporate Domination of Indian Agriculture and Food!”. This leaflet can be used by organizers after putting in their own event information.
9:00 am in Resources by Kirankumar
Report by Kavitha Kuruganti and Aishwarya Madineni and published by Living Farms, Orissa, on the PPPs between some Indian states and Monsanto to promote its hybrid maize seeds.
9:55 pm in Resources by Kirankumar
This policy document articulates the vision and demands of the Kisan Swaraj Yatra in terms of four main components – ensuring income security for farmers; ecological sustainability in agriculture; people’s control over resources; and access to safe, healthy food for all.
Read the Kisan Swaraj Policy here