Ahead of the tractor and farmers march in New Delhi to make the government withdraw the anti-farmer laws, a poster campaign was held in Shillong today.
Organised by the Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR), Workers Power of Meghalaya in association with Meghalaya & Greater Shillong Progressive Hawkers & Street Vendors Association the poster campaign was to talk about corporatisation of agriculture, food sovereignty, minimum support price, importance of solidarity.
They also gave a call to the indigenous farmers of Meghalaya to create independent and radical organisations of farmers and agricultural workers which shall demand for their political and economic rights not charity.
“It is high time that agriculture in Meghalaya breaks the stranglehold of middlemen and contractors,” TUR member Angela Rangad said in a statement.
Informing that the organisations have been conducting a mass awareness campaign in Shillong around the question of the anti-farmers laws passed by the BJP government, Rangad said they have been and mobilising support for the protesting farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and UP.