Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Sanyukt Kisan Morcha conference will be held on September 3 on farmers' problems

Raipur. The Chhattisgarh State Coordination committee of Samyukta Kisan Morcha has expressed serious concern over the drought prevailing in a large part of the state due to lack of adequate rains and demanded the Congress government to take effective steps to provide relief to the farmers. The assessment of Kisan Morcha is that in the absence of regular rains, the irreparable damage done to the farmers can now be compensated only by government relief.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha has also opposed forcefully handing over non-standard fertilizers to the farmers in the name of organic fertilizer and has said that it should be left to the farmers to take or not to take organic fertilizers. The Morcha has questioned that when thousands of crores are being spent to build Gothan, then why are stray animals seen roaming on the streets? The Morcha has also slammed the government over farmer suicides in Mahasamund and said that the reality of farmer schemes has come to the fore. In fact, the farmer of the state is immersed in Mahajani debt and the government has no policy to free them from this debt.

In the meeting of the leaders of the United Kisan Morcha held here today, it was decided to launch an agitation and campaign on the burning problems of the farmers in the state. In this connection, against the pro-corporate changes made in the Forest conservation Act and the weakening of the Forest Rights Act, along with the democratic and tribal organizations of the state, "Corporate Bhagao - Desh Bachao" day will be celebrated on August 9, keeping the tribal identity at the center and also state sponsored attacks will be opposed. Sanyukt Kisan Morcha has also strongly condemned the barbaric attacks on the Kuki tribals in Manipur.

The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha has accused the Modi government at the Center of betraying the promises made to the farmers and violating constitutional values. Against this, on August 14, a program has been announced to wake up at all the Kisan Struggle Centres in the state to protect the Constitution. On August 15 morning, along with the flag hoisting, its oath will also be taken.

It has been decided to hold a state level conference of the United Kisan Morcha on September 3, in which decisions will be taken on the upcoming campaign-movement against the anti-farmer policies of the Modi government and the failure of the Bhupesh Baghel government to solve the problems of the farmers of the state. All India leaders of Kisan Morcha Sunilam, Darshanpal Singh, Hannan Mollah, Badal Saroj etc. will also participate in this conference.

At the beginning of the meeting, Shaheed Udham Singh, the popular hero of the Indian public, was remembered on his martyrdom day and tribute was paid to him.

(Issued jointly by Sanjay Parate, Alok Shukla, Tejram Sahu, Narottam Sharma, Praveen Shyokand, Sudesh Tikam, Vishwajeet Harode, Keraram Mannewar, Gaindsingh Thakur etc. on behalf of the coordination committee of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha)
Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), Chhattisgarh
Press Release : 31.07.2023 
Sanjay Parate <sanjay.parate66@gmail.com>