Day 57 of BJY: Rahul Gandhi meets women millet farmers of Zaheerabad

On Thursday, during the yatra in Telangana, Kandakam Mogulamma and Jadala Chandramma, women farmers and pioneers from Zaheerabad who revived millet cultivation, walked with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and presented a millet bouquet.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 Nov 2022 10:29 AM GMT
Day 57 of BJY: Rahul Gandhi meets women millet farmers of Zaheerabad

Hyderabad: The Congress party's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) has completed 57 days. The yatra that started on 7 September from Kanyakumari has passed through Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh and is now in its last leg in Telangana.

On Thursday, during the yatra in Telangana, Kandakam Mogulamma and Jadala Chandramma, women farmers and pioneers from Zaheerabad who revived millet cultivation, walked with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and presented a millet bouquet. They spoke to him about the importance of bio-diverse agriculture in combating the effects of climate change.




They also demanded that millets be included in PDS (Public Distribution System), ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services), and other government schemes for the welfare of farmers, poor people, and the malnourished in the country and for the environment.

In Telangana, Mr. Gandhi met a diverse crowd, including the Telangana Federation of State Union, Pravasi Mitra Labor Union, civil society women's groups, tenant farmers, widows of farmers who died by suicide, women farmers, minority communities, and organisations from the education sector.

After a day's break, the yatra will resume on 5 November from Choutkur in Jogipet, Medak.

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