BATHINDA: All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), a group of over 200
from across the country, has decided to observe August 9 as
Kisan Mukti Divas
. As a call was given on August 9, 1942, for Britishers to leave India, now on August 9 the call will be given for corporates to leave the farming business. The nationwide agitation will be held on August 9 while making 9 demands. The decisions were taken in AIKSCC working group held recently.
The AIKSCC working group member Jagmohan Singh on Wednesday said that AIKSCC demands debt liberation, the
should waive the debt of Rabi crop of all farmers. Waive the interest on the loans and stop their recovery. The MSP of each crop, vegetable, fruit and milk should be declared at least 50 percent more input cost as per C2 cost. The government should guarantee the purchase of crops at this price. Purchasing at a
than the MSP should be declared a criminal offence.
The three ordinances issued on June 3, 2020, Agricultural Produce, Commerce and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020, Agreement on Price Assurance (Endowment and Safety) Agricultural Services Ordinance 2020, Essential Commodities Act (Amendment) 2020 should be repealed. As with these anti-farmer ordinances food security and the possibility of government intervention will be eliminated. Farmers don't want One Nation One Market, they seek One Nation One MSP.
Diesel rate should be lowered as the international rate has decreased by 60% since 2014 but the union government has increased twice the taxes. Take back the electricity bill 2020. Government to provide compensation to farmers for loss of vegetables, fruits, crops and milk due to hailstorm, unseasonal rain and lockdown in February-March 2020. Increase the guarantee of work under MNREGA at 200 days and payment should be made at the rate of minimum wages so that the agricultural labourers, small farmers, migrant farmers who came back to the villages could get work in this crisis.
In the entire period of Corona crisis, government should provide full ration to every person, so that the food grains of the country made by the hard work of the farmer can be used. Every month 15 kg of food grains, 1 kg of oil, 1 kg of pulses, 1 kg of sugar should be provided.
Prohibition should be given to the farmers, tribals in the country for giving agricultural land to companies.