Wednesday, October 3, 2012

LJA Conference, Madhya Pradesh, Singrauli 28-30 Sept. 2012

On 28 Sept. an Agaria Panchayat was held at the Lokavidya Ashram, Singrauli. An Iron Smelting demonstration was also organized. The Agaria group responsible both for demonstration and the Panchayat had come from the adjacent district of Balrampur in Chhattiagarh. More than 100 Agarias gathered in this Panchayat made the following resolutions :
  • To spread  their Iron Smelting technology such that the knowledge basis of their life becomes vibrant again.
  • To organize an Agaria Maha Panchayat with participation of Agarias from different states, namely  Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
  • To work towards raising a demand for the development and implementation of an Agaria Project to pull them out from the low levels of life that they have been pushed into. 
Iron smelting demonstration 28 Sept. 2012

Agaria Panchayat, 28 Sept. 2012

Agaria Panchayat, 28 Sept. 2012

On 29th Sept. the Lokavidya Jan Andolan Conference was held at the Workers Community Hall in the Jayant Coal Mine Campus. Other than local participation there were groups from Indore, Satna, Shahdol, Varanasi, Darbhanga and Hyderabad. More than 100 participants debated through the day the following three issues (stated below in the form of resolutions proposed at the end of the day).  
  • Jobs for everybody on the basis of Lokavidya. Salaries  not  to be less than that of  government employees. 
  • Distribution of power to have precedence over production. All expansion of power production to be stopped until a just distribution policy is made and implemented. 
  • Displacement is not acceptable. Project affected areas to get compensation equal to the project cost.

Madhya Pradesh LJA Conference in Singrauli , 29 Sept. 2012

 Lokavidya Jan Andolan rally 29 Sept. 2012

On 30th Sept. some 40 of us met at Lokavidya Ashram at Dhoti, Baidhan from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Everybody's opinion was taken on the three resolutions proposed ( mentioned above) on the previous day. The resolutions were adopted unanimously.

Meeting at Lokavidya Ashram, Singrauli on 30th Sept. 2012

Vidya Ashram