MAHILA KISAN ADHIKAAR MANCH

Forum For Women Farmers' Rights

Forum For Women Farmers' Rights


Petition Demands of the Single Women Farmers, at the End of Their Convention
June 17-19, 2015 

Organized by
The Association of Strong Women Alone, Rajasthan
And Given to the Agriculture Minister, Government of Rajasthan June 19, 2015

 

  • Low-income Single Women Farmers should get priority in the allotment of seeds and fertilizers
  • When the husband of a Widow Woman Farmer has died, if he has any agriculture loans, these loans should be waived because now the total responsibility of managing the house and farm falls on her.
  • Small Marginal Single Women Farmers should be able to take loans from Cooperatives.
  • The Agriculture Department must appoint Single Women as “Krishi Mitra” workers (“Friends of Farmers” Workers) in the field, who will carry out their duties sincerely, with hard work.
  • A Women Farmers Policy must be made in the state of Rajasthan, which will establish the identity of women as farmers in the state
  • The definition of “farmer” that has been defined in the National Agriculture Policy, must also be adopted by the State. (“farmers”  as cultivators, animal husbandry workers, agriculture labourers, forest produce collectors, fisherpersons, salt pan workers)
  • In cases of crop failure, compensation must be given on a priority basis to Single Women Farmers
  • Low-income Single Women farmers must be given free animals (goat, cow, buffalo) to strengthen their livelihood and income.
  • When a Single Woman Farmer has no irrigation facilities and her land is dry-land, the Government must install a tube well on the land so she can earn an income from her land.
  • There should be provision for accident insurance for all poor Single Women who work on the land, either as cultivators or as agriculture labourers.