Friday, February 17, 2012

Dr.JP to interact with farmers during satyagraha march on Feb. 18 and 19

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, President of the Federation of Independent Farmers’ Associations and Lok Satta Party, will be interacting with farmers and addressing public meetings during the two-day farmers’ 36-km satyagraha march from Yemmiganur in Kurnool district to Gilkasugur Camp in Raichur district of Karnataka on February 18 and 19.

FIFA has undertaken the satyagraha march to violate orders under the Essential Commodities Act under which Andhra Pradesh farmers and tenants cannot market fine verities of paddy and rice outside the State. Farmers and tenants will carry paddy and rice for sale in Karnataka as part of the satyagraha march.

Farmers will set off from Neelakanteswara temple at 9-00 a.m. on February 18 and touch Dharmapuram, Halaharvi, Chilakadona and Kalludevakunta villages and arrive at Mantralayama for the night. Dr. JP will garland the statue of Nachani Somappa and address farmers at Yemmiganur market yard and at Mugati bypass road.

Resuming the march from Mantralayam at 9-00 a.m. on February 19, the farmers will pass through Chetnepalli, Madhavaram, Tungabhadra villages and reach Gilkasugur Camp where they will effect paddy and rice sales. Dr. JP will be addressing farmers at Madhavaram and Gilkasugur Camp.

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