KOCHI: Farmers from across the country will meet at the St Michael's Auditorium in Chembumukku on Wednesday to demand minimum support price for all crops. Organised by the Kerala Farmers Federation(KeFF), over 3,000 delegates from various districts will be part of the event. Delegates from other states will also be present at the event.
"We are getting together for a common cause irrespective of organisations, amount of land, cultivation and political allegiances so that our voice will be heard," said KeFF president George K Mathew.
"This noble initiative will focus on the ground reality of Indian farmers who should be the pillar of the nation's growth. Almost 50,000 farmers marched in Maharashtra for justice. They were trying to convince a few officials and representatives that they should be given justice. Why should it be that difficult and why can't it be achieved without as much suffering and outcry were the questions that ran through our minds then. We will represent all farmers and go directly to the decision-makers. The delegate meeting is only the first step in the plans of KeFF to ensure that their demands are met."
KeFF also raises a demand that the respective departments be held responsible in case of wildlife attacks on farmers' properties causing severe crop damage.