Special Correspondent

West Bengal Minister inaugurates it on Jan. 6

GUNTUR: Journey of farming community all over India has been a tight-rope walk even in the Independent India leave alone the earlier days and how could some of the famous, determined real farmer leaders had forced the Union and State Governments to come up with some of the revolutionary legislations will be on display at the exhibition in Wolf Hall Grounds here from January 6. The exhibition will be opened by West Bengal Industries Minister Suryakant Mishra.

The special exhibition on farming community’s struggles and display of some of the developments in the agriculture and animal husbandry arena would be there for everyone from farmers to agriculture and social researchers to understand the ground realities. The All India Kisan Sabha, which is holding its 32nd National Conference from January 7to 10 proposes to hold the exhibition on its sidelines on a three-acre site to help farmers get a glimpse of latest developments in equipment and fertilizer and pesticides.

Some of the rare photographs, sketches, of the popular ryotuwari movement beginning with the Worli (Maharashtra) agitation by aboriginals (adivasis) for their land and cultivation rights under the leadership of S.V. Parulekar and woman agitationist Godavary, construction of mammoth Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in early 1950s by utilising only human labour with very little of machinery, and Palnadu movement would be on display.

The Tebahga movement of West Bengal, the Veera Telangana Poratam, Pununapa Vylar of Kerala, agitation for the Bhakra Canals in 1962 would form part of this rare opportunity.

The popular movements in Kerala and West Bengal under Communist parties would throw light on how people had to struggle for their rights to cultivate on the lands they lived and to have an equitable distribution of land.

The stalls would have history written in Telugu and English alongside the photograph, while the Animal Husbandry Department would put up some of its achievements in helping the farmers to add to their income by scientific cattle rearing.

Several Government departments right from agriculture department, District Water Management Authority and DRDA in association with SC, ST and BC Corporations would display its programmes and achievements in Andhra Pradesh.

Some of the animals and birds like emu, sheep, goat and Ongole bull would be on display.