10 Jan 2023 | New Delhi | ANN
To press government for their unfulfilled demands especially for legal guarantee for MSP, farmers have announced a ten-day public outreach campaign – ‘Jana Jagran Campaign’ from Wednesday, January 10, onwards. This will be executed by various member organizations of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) in different states.
“The campaign will explain the importance of adopting alternative policy of development to overcome the agrarian crisis, ensure more income and stable employment to the farmers and workers, prevent the corporate profiteering and loot in order to generate employment, adequate income through minimum wage and minimum support price (MSP) to workers and farmers,” the SKM said.
The SKM also released its campaign material in the form of a notice along with a leaflet yesterday which will be translated in all the national languages and circulated to the residents across the country. It explains the acute and lingering agrarian crisis in India and how the crisis is affecting farmers, agricultural workers, workers, and the youth.
The SKM activists plan to undertake house-to-house visits in the villages and towns. They will distribute the notice and other campaign material to ensure massive support and participation in the struggle to achieve the demands of farmers and workers.
The campaign comes at a time when 2024 Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held in three months, congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to launch the second phase of the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Manipur, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be inaugurating the Ram Temple on January 22.