The United Kisan Morcha vowed to intensify the struggle for MSP and debt relief and other demands


Under the invitation of the United Farmers' Front to celebrate the day to leave the World Trade Organization, the farmers formed a chain of tractors in a line without jamming the traffic on all the major general roads of the state from 12 to 4 o'clock to keep agriculture out of the World Trade Organization. strongly raised the demand for

On this occasion, the farmers also blew effigies of the World Trade Organization together. According to the reports reaching the state level, these links were made at more than a hundred places in almost all the districts and tehsils.

It is worth mentioning that the front gave this invitation on the occasion of the four-day ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization in Abu Dhabi.

The leaders of the United Farmers' Front have demanded that the Indian government raise its voice to stop the WTO from banning subsidized food programs like MSP, government procurement, PDS, as well as protecting domestic producers and food. Strongly protect our rights to use trade restrictions to ensure security.

Demanding pressure on developed countries to keep agriculture out of the WTO, farmer leaders said India's food security and MSP have been the subject of repeated disputes in the WTO. Major agricultural exporting countries have proposed a global 50% cut in WTO members' rights to support agriculture by the end of 2034.

The issue of public stock holding is very important for India, especially for the ongoing struggle of farmers and workers to fix MSP at C-2+50% level and legal guarantee of MSP for all farmers. This has become even more important in the wake of the nationwide struggle. In fact, 90% of farmers in India are outside the ambit of the current system of MSP based on A-2+FL+50% and are facing severe agricultural distress and indebtedness.

Rising unemployment, poverty and migration from villages to cities during the 10 years of the Modi regime have created a situation of crisis and uncertainty in rural areas. The Government of India must strongly protect its rights to ensure the safety of its farmers and national food security. No international organization or agreement can be allowed to stand in their way.

Farmer leaders have said that the Indian government, as an exception, was granted a five-year exemption in 2014, preventing it from converting the public distribution system to cash transfers. India's food stockpiling program for PDS is exempt from challenge by WTO members under the Temporary Peace Clause. The opposite is likely to happen and if it does, India will need to leave the WTO to prevent WTO rules from interfering with its food security programs and agricultural production.

The Government of India should mobilize cooperation with other LDCs to collectively fight for a permanent solution to these issues, so that developing countries are allowed not only to maintain their existing programs but also to expand them. should also be allowed to do

As part of the ongoing nationwide struggle, today's action was also taken to demand that the Modi government stop government repression of the farmers' struggle and implement the agreement reached with SKM on December 9, 2021, which legally provides for all crops. MSP @ C2+50% on purchase guarantee legislation and comprehensive debt waiver included.