Signature campaign by All India Kisan Sabha

Port Blair
29 Aug 2018

The All India Kisan Sabha Central Committee launched a programme to submit a Charter of Demands to Prime Minister of India through District Magistrates across the country. They have  already collected the signatures of more than 30,000 farmers as per the suggestion of All India Kisan Sabha Central Committee. The A&N Islands unit organised the signature campaign in two districts of Andaman.  The demands raised by farmers include complete liberation from all kinds of debt for the toiling peasants and agricultural workers, ensure legal guarantee of MSP of one and a half times the cost of production for all agricultural produce as recommended by Swaminathan Commission and reduction in input costs, immediate vesting of land in the name of the tillers and implementation of the Forest Rights Act, pension of Rs. 5000 per month to all agricultural workers, poor and middle peasants, implementation of pro-farmer Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme covering all crop and income losses and ensure family health Insurance as well as insurance for animals, Statehood for Andaman & Nicobar Islands, allotment of land to all old encroachers of forest & Revenue land 30 years ago, not to shift or drive out the encroachers from encroached coastal region as they are the watchers and resisting force to foreign infiltration.  Allot land to them, increase in MGNREGA mandays and minimum wages per day @ Rs. 500/-. generate employment for unemployed, compensation for tsunami victims land in lieu of land and issue of Krishi Card to every share croppers and contract farmers in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The charter of demands were submitted to the District Magistrates in South Andaman and North and Middle Andaman regions earlier this month.