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Convention against Polavaram Held Successfully

A national level convention against Polavaram was held on 24th Nov 2016 at the Conference Hall of the Tribal Museum in Odisha’s  Koraput town. Over 170 delegates from different states affected by this mega project along with leaders of different anti-displacement movements of Odisha attended the convention. The convention unanimously demanded to stop pro-corporate Polavaram project and urged the people to intensify the people’s struggle against it.

Inaugurating the convention, eminent academician of Odisha Prof. Bijaya Bahidar said that it is a historical event which has brought all the democratic, progressive and struggling activists of different states in one platform to protest against this so called national project. He said both the AP and Central Govt. are trying to complete this project at the earliest possible time only to serve the interest of different industrial houses based on the coastal corridor by pushing lakhs of people mainly tribals into displacement. In their desperation to carry out this anti-people project at any cost they even violated the PESA Act and Forest Right Act, 2006. Though hundreds of villages of Odisha and Chhattisgarh are going to be submerged by this project but no Gramsabhas were conducted prior to its construction and in AP also Gramsabha was done only in pen and paper.… Read More

AIKMS Peasants Press Release

OPPOSE commercial GM Mustard, DMH-11 is surrender before MNC Seed-Pesticide Lobby, Bayer, Monsanto

Central Executive Committee of AIKMS has filed objections on behalf of Indian farmers against the Central Govt.’s plan to release GM Mustard Seed, DMH – 11 for commercial use. It has appealed to the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, GEAC to withdraw the plan as it will be disastrous for Indian agriculture. The GEAC set up by the Supreme Court had asked for objections to be filed by October 5 and the issue is to come up before the Supreme Court later this month.

AIKMS questioned the main claim of GM that it will increase production by 20 to 25% and reduce import bill on edible oils as deceptive as the timely provision of traditional seeds, fertilizers and irrigation and profitable sale will itself drastically increase production without burdening farmers with high cost of DMH-11. While it may reduce import bill of the govt, it will increase farmers’ dependence on MNC Bayer for seeds, fertilizers and insecticides, raise input costs and indebt them. The main reason for shortfall in oilseeds and pulses in India is inadequate govt. support to farmers, reduced under WTO guidelines.

The disastrous affect of Bt Cotton promoted by Monsanto is a pointer to the failure of this technology.… Read More

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AIKMS Statement on Supreme Court Verdict on Singur

AIKMS Central Executive Committee has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Singur land acquisition, annulling the acquisition of 997 acres on grounds of lack of proper procedure and ordering the land be returned to the cultivators and owners. Though the judgement has not clarified how the sharecroppers and other dependents will be compensated, it has said that all 83% owners who took compensation will not have to return it and the remaining owners will be compensated for not having enjoyed possession their land for last many years.
CEC has demanded that since the entire acquisition process has been held to be illegally conducted and invalid, the state govt should immediately pay compensation to all the share croppers, landless workers and other dependents on this land for 12 years as they all depended on it for their living.
CEC, AIKMS also demanded that all financial burden of this should be recovered from Tatas.
The judgement squarely exposes the nefarious and illegal method in which farm lands are being acquired by ruling class parties to serve interests of corporate profits including of foreign exploiters, as against the interests of Indian people. It questions acquisition “of agricultural land under emergency clause for industrial projects of private companies”.… Read More


Victims of Accidental Fire in Colony in Kakinada (AP) Must Be Compensated

The thatched roof huts of residents of Mahatma Jyothi  Rao Phule Colony in Parlova Peta area of Kakinada caught fire on 29th April 2016. Nearly two hundred and fifty families became homeless in this calamity. The hard work and sweat put in by the residents in building this colony was reduced to ashes. Though the Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. China Rajappa, visited the victims and announced that the State Govt.  would stand by them, subsequently,  the Kakinada City MLA,  the Tehsildar (Urban),  the RDO in charge,  visited the spot and said that the people had encroached on this site  and that there was no G.O. to rehabilitate the people on such a site. Due to the mismatch in the voices emanating from the Govt, the people of the area began to lose hope. In this situation, several days after the fire, on 5th May, CPI(ML)-New Democracy along with IFTU and AIKMS  led  the victims for a Dharna  against the Govt’s inaction. Memoranda were submitted to the District Collector, the Joint Collector and the Municipal Commissioner.

In 2012, people who owned no houses cleared the bushes, weeds and grass in the port area here, made the place habitable and built huts for themselves.… Read More


Brutal killing of tribal leader and AIKMS activist Comrade Adangu Gomango by Landlord goons

Comrade Adangu Gomango(55 years), one of the prominent leader of AIKMS (erstwhile Lok Sangram Manch) and a popular tribal leader of Ganjam district, was killed on the midnight of 22nd May 2016. He was cold bloodedly killed while sleeping on the veranda of his home.

Comrade Gomango came from a poor tribal family of Kumarabandha in Dharakote block of Ganjam district. He was active in organizing the poor people particularly the tribals in Ganjam district for the last 15 years. Even before joining the Lok Sangram Manch in 2001 he had been fighting for the cause of tribal people of his locality. He had earlier held the posts of  Dharakote block President and Ganjam dist President of Lok Sangram Manch. Under his leadership many struggles of the people, particularly tribals and dalits, over land, forest right, against the atrocities of police and forest officials and against caste oppression were held in Ganjam district. Though he was totally illiterate he was a good orator in his own tribal language i.e Soura and was having good organizing power. Three years back he was physically attacked by the armed goons of Bajrang Dal with the support of local landlords and ruling party leaders.… Read More

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Resolutions from Third All India Conference of All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS)


  1. On compensation for crop damage.

The third All India Conference of AIKMS expresses its grave concern at the serious losses suffered by peasants due to damage to crops on account of inadequate protection from natural causes like drought and floods and havoc caused by companies supplying spurious seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. Such crop damage depresses the conditions of the already crisis ridden peasantry, pushing many of them into destitution and helplessness.

The third All India Conference demands that the govt. must pay full compensation for the entire loss of crops suffered by any number of peasants. No criteria should be artificially fixed to deprive them of this right. This compensation should be paid to peasants, share croppers and agricultural labourers suffering due to damage to crops.

  1. Indebtedness and loan waiver

The third All India Conference of AIKMS expresses its grave concern at the rise of indebtedness in the peasantry and agricultural labour, pushing many of them to suicide. Peasant suicides are continuing in Vidharba, Telengana, Punjab and many other parts of the country, while cases of suicides of agricultural labourers are also being reported. The cause of rising indebtedness lies in the adverse terms of trade with regard to agriculture – rising cost of inputs and absence of remunerative prices, inadequate institutional lending forcing peasants to take private loans.… Read More

AIKMS Press Release

Successful Conclusion of Third All India Conference of AIKMS

Third All India Conference of All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) concluded on April 4, 2016 with call to launch struggle on the immediate issues of peasants including sharecroppers/tenanct peasants and agricultural labourers. The Conference was attended by 625 delegates representing over 3 lakh members spread over 11 states. Conference elected a new Central Executive members of 25 members with Com. Vemulapalli Venkataramaiah, renowned peasant leader from Telengana as President and Dr. Ashish Mital from UP as General Secretary. Conference passed a number of resolutions.

The Conference expressed grave concern at the deteriorating conditions of peasants, share-croppers and agricultural labourers and held Govt. policies responsible for the same. Share of agriculture in the Gross Domestic Product is falling while majority of people remain dependent on it. The terms of trade are adverse to the agriculture and the condition is further deteriorating. The cost of inputs is rising while agricultural produce is not being given remunerative price. Crop damage due to inadequate measures taken by the Govt. to address the natural causes like insufficient rains and floods and due to spurious seeds, fertilizers and pesticides supplied by the greedy companies which are being protected  by the ruling politicians are leading to increase in suicides of peasants.… Read More

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3rd All India Conference of AIKMS at Allahabad from April 2 to 4, 2016

All India Organization of peasants and agricultural labourers is holding its third All India conference at Allahabad (UP) from April 2 to 4, 2016. All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) was founded in 2000 at a conference at Rajahmundry (AP). AIKMS has influence in 11 states of the country.

All India Conference will be attended by representatives of peasants and agricultural labourers elected at their respective state conferences. Nearly six hundred delegates representing nearly 3 lakh members are expected to participate in the deliberations of the delegate sessions to be held at Mandapam Hall on April 3 & 4.

The delegate sessions will be preceded by a rally of peasants and agricultural labourers which will start from Chandrashekhar Azad Park in Allahabad. The rally will culminate in a public meeting which will be addressed by leaders of AIKMS and others.

Delegate sessions of All India Conference of AIKMS from April 2 to 4 shall be inaugurated on April 3 at 10 am by Retd Justice BG Kolse Patil of Mumbai High Court. Justice BG Kolse Patil is a famous social crusader of Maharashtra. and is a leader of the ‘Lok Shasan Andolan’ based in Pune which opposes SEZs and destruction on environment.… Read More


AIKMS Dharna Against Land Acquisition Amendment Ordinance – Peasants vow to defeat Modi govt.’s attempts to take their land

 All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha’s (AIKMS) campaign against Modi Govt.’s efforts to forcibly dispossess peasants from their land and hand over their land to MNCs, domestic corporate and real estate mafia reached capital Delhi on April 24th 2015. AIKMS organized a big Dharna at Jantar-Mantar, Parliament Street to protest against Land Acquisition (Amendment) Ordinance which was re-promulgated by Modi Govt. on April 3, 2015. Modi Govt’s Ordinance seeks to undo the changes which were incorporated in Land Acquisition law by UPA Govt. in LARR 2013 and in effect restores the colonial Land Acquisition Act, 1894. AIKMS has launched a countrywide campaign against this attack by Modi Govt.

Around 2,500 activists took part in the Dharna. They were drawn from ten states- Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telengana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Participants in the Dharna included leaders and activists from a number of anti-displacement movements- from Anti-Vedanta movement in Niyamgiri and anti-Posco movement from Odisha, Anti-Polavarum struggle from Telengana and AP, from movements against thermal power plants and coastal corridor in AP, from anti- thermal power plant and anti smart city struggles in Allahabad (UP), from anti-displacement movements in Punjab and also from Maharashtra.

The day long Dharna started with the activists marching to the bedecked Dharna site in two large rallies from the railway station.… Read More


AIKMS Announces Dharna Against Land Acquisition Amendment Ordinance at Jantar Mantar on April 24, 2015 from 11 AM

AIKMS will hold a protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 11 AM against the New Land Ordinance issued by the BJP govt. It shall present a memorandum to the President of India to demand its withdrawal.
While the govt. is calling for increased Industrialization, existing industry is functioning at two thirds its installed production capacity with several industries lying closed, unable to produce as there are insufficient purchasers in the market. 63% of land acquired for SEZs is still lying unused. Production capacity of about 1 lac MW of Thermal Power Plants is lying unused due to lack of water and coal.
Rather than protect the peasants and help them, propping up the Indian markets and creating demand for industry, the Govt. is making laws to uproot peasants including tribals and hand over their land, water and mineral resources to MNCs and their Indian partners for easy and quick profits, better described as windfalls. Food crises, food inflation, hunger and destitution are rising. The Govt. policy is to attract dollar investments and cheat the people, especially the 70% hard working population living in rural areas (overwhelming majority of whom directly depend on agriculture and animal husbandry), exploit the unorganized cheap labour and plunder the natural resources of our country.… Read More