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Kisan Brigade to Bring Justice to the Farmers in India

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

"KISAN BRIGADE" is a farmer Welfare Organization of Maharashtra, founded by Shri Prakash Pohare, national Founder President and Shri. Purushottam Gawande, state president of Farmers Welfare.  

The organization has been formed to give justice and highlight the farmer related issues and to remove the unjustified laws and government decisions which adversely affect farmer’s livelihood. Team ‘Kisan Brigade’ took a rally to meet and submit a request to the Collector Shri Jeetendra Papalkar for farmer’s welfare. 

Kisan Brigade’ will fight for the problems, Rights denied and against the HTBT seeds that cause agriculture soil damage & health hazard for the country. HTBT plants allow farmers to spray herbicides to get rid of parasitic weeds in the farm without harming the main crop. Using this variety may save the farmers from having to put in extra labour in pulling out weeds but deprive farm labour, and also deprive the cotton plants of vital nutrients and reduces yield and damages nature.

The State government has appealed to farmers not to sow HTBT seeds. Farmers planted the illegal HTBT cotton in Maharashtra last month, saying they wanted ‘independence’. However considering this, Kisan brigade has taken a firm stand against the HTBT seed (produced by foreign corporations) and hazardous chemicals and fertilizers which are injurious to human health as well as the health of the soil. ‘Kisan brigade’ stand against HTBT "Monsento Go Back" to bring justice to the farmers and safeguard health from issue to come to the nation in the near future.  

"I am happy and privileged to note the attendance even after heavy rains in Maharashtra. I am sure the ‘Kisan Brigade’ platform will give justice to our farmers", said Shri Prakash Pohare  talking about the initiative of the organization. 

 Mr. Purushottam Gawande, former joint Commissioner has devoted himself to the service of the farmers and have written the book  "Vachvu Shetkari - Vachvu Desh” taking the much-debated subject ‘farmer suicide’. It narrates the real story of  Mr. Bharat Takle, the husband of Mrs. Kamal who committed suicide due to heavy losses incurred by him in farming. Mr.Gawande decided to publish and launch his book at the hands of the widow of Mr, Bharat Tackle, whose suicide is the result of the subject of this book.

The event was the Second General Meeting with the aim to popularise through this convened gathering." Shri. Prakash Pohare founder president "Kisan Brigade", a known farmer leader since Decades, and Chairman of Jaiwik Sheti Mission, Chief Editor Daily Deshonnati presided the event. 

Mr. Purushottam Gawande, state president of ‘Kisan Brigade’ has organized this event where more than a thousand farmers and activist across the state gathered and carried out a march. 

Some renown activist including Mr. Avinash Kakade - Nagpur, Namdeo Adhau, Vaishali Thorat Madam, Shyam Gattani, Rajendra KokateBapusaheb Nipane, Salim Siddiqi, Jiwan Patil, Madhukar Sarap, Wanita Gayakwad, Jagdish MurumkarYunuskhan, Prakash Butale were present in the event to support the initiative.  

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