-Press release by Vikalp Sangam (vikalpsangam.org), dated 5th December, 2020
Vikalp Sangam (vikalpsangam.org) — a conglomeration of 60+ active CSOs and members — in its press release dated 5th December, 2020 has stated that the newly enacted farm laws of the Centre will lead to further land alienation (landlessness) and destitution of the peasantry because the laws permit, in thinly disguised form, the unsparing loot by the lobby of agri-businesses and corporate houses.
It has urged the government to create the necessary physical and social/ institutional infrastructure and policy instruments (including re-assigning the massive subsidy to chemical fertilisers) to help farmers break out of the vicious cycle of the High External Input Unsustainable Agriculture paradigm (in the form of mono-cultural cropping systems, hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers, pesticides and other agronomical practices, and the linked loans and indebtedness); instead moving to a more sustainable, regenerative and diverse agricultural system (like Agro-ecological Farming Systems, Community Based Natural Farming, Non-Pesticide Managed Agriculture, Organic Farming, Regenerative Agriculture, Conservation Agriculture, Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture etc) that can ensure nutritional security, better livelihoods and incomes, conserve resources like water, enhance the primary productivity of the ecosystem and also liberate the peasantry from the clutches of moneylenders and corporates.
Please click here to access the press release by Vikalp Sangam (vikalpsangam.org), dated 5th December, 2020.
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