Tag: Telangana

POW

Sixth Conference of POW (Telengana) Successfully Held in Khammam

The sixth Conference of Progressive Organization of Women (POW) was held in Khammam, Telengana (It was the first conference of POW Telengana) on 4th and 5th January 2015. This was preceded by a rally and mass meeting by POW on 3rd January.
More than 10,000 women mostly holding red flags of POW, marched through Khammam town in a blaze of red from S.R. & B.G.N.R. College grounds to Pavilion grounds in a two and a half kilometer trek on 3rd afternoon. Preceded by Arunodaya activists who sang and danced folk dances (similar to dandiya) through the streets, they attracted the town’s population to come out of offices and homes to watch the procession. The rally was headed by flag and banner bearing executive committee members of POW Telengana along with guests from sister organizations of AP, Punjab and Delhi along with other guests.
The mass meeting at Pavilion grounds was packed with scintillating and colourful performances by Arunodaya teams of the various districts. Com Jhansi (President POW Telengana) conducted the proceedings. Chief Guest Shanta Sinha (erstwhile chairperson of National Childs Rights Committee, currently with Central University Hyderabad and also a founder member of POW) was the first speaker. She emphasized on the need to involve men in the defence of women’s rights, and placed the need for more schools equipped with basic services to cater to education needs.… Read More

Protests

A deluge of protests by Bidi Workers against 
Telangana Government – D.V. Krishna

An upsurge of protest of Bidi Workers is fast unfolding in 4 northern districts of Telangana (Viz: Nizamabad, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Medak) against the non-implementation of K.C.R.’s election promise of paying a special livelihood allowance of Rupees one thousand per month to all bidi workers presently working and those who had stopped working after their superannuation.
K.C.R and his party, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, had promised to pay each bidi worker in the state an amount of Rs. 1000/- per month, as a special Livelihood Allowance, if their party is elected to power. This promise was widely propagated through half page commercial advertisements in the daily newspapers. It was also propagated through advertisements in T.V. channels. Further, Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s Trade Union Wing (TRSKV) had published lakhs of pamphlets and distributed amongst the Bidi Workers. K.C.R. and other leaders of T.R.S. had reiterated this promise in umpteen election public meetings.
This helped sway seven lakh bidi workers and their family members to vote for T.R.S. candidates. As a result, TRS got all M.P. seats in 4 districts of Northern Telangana. It won all the Assembly seats in Nizamabad and Adilabad Districts. It won overwhelming majority seats in Karimnagar and Medak Districts also.… Read More

AIKMS CPI-ML

AIKMS Protest Dharna at Hyderabad – Don’t make it Telangana of suicides

Since the formation of Telangana state and the Government of TRS, during the last 4 to 5 months, more than 319 farmers have committed suicide. The agriculture in Telangana is mainly dependent on rain water and bore wells. There is a huge deficit in the rainfall leading to the drying up of the fields and loss of crops. In addition to this, there are huge electricity power cuts. This has further made the farmers at loss. Ultimately credits taken by farmers have increased.  All these have demoralized poor and middle farmers and drove them to commit suicides.

The government of Telangana is not timely responding to the needs of the farmers. It is not taking actions which provide succor to the farmer community. Even as the rate of farmer suicides has reached around 5 to 6 per day, the government has not action to help farmers. TRS had promised to waive the farmer loans during their election campaign but has not taken any decision on those lines after they came to power. Rather, it has taken a u-turn on this after its promise of waiver. No decision supporting the farmer’s needs has yet been taken.

With the demands of taking up the action against the suicides of farmers, demanding the removal of power cuts, providing 9 hours power supply to the farmers for agricultural usage, giving support prices for all the crops, compensating the lost crops and other issues, All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) , Telangana State Executive conducted a Dharna at Indira Park, Hyderabad on 30.10.2014.… Read More