Bhutanese farmers and Agriculture officers are on exposure tour of India. the exposure is organised by Navdanya from 22nd March to 4th of april 2011. On 22nd afternoon the group was received by Navdanya Programme Coordinator Mr. Darwan Singh Negi at New Delhi. On 23rdand 24th group interacted with Punjab farmers to understand the impact of the Green Revolution, including farmers suicides.

Dr. Vandana Shiva and Sri Inder Jeet Singh Jai Jee briefed the group about the impact of Green revolution in Punjab. The farmers and Agriculture officers of Bhutan interacted with the farmers of village Chooral Kalan of district Patiala in Punjab and also met the widows of the farmers who committed suicide in recent past due to heavy debt.


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Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

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