WARDHA: On the 68th Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi, Navdanya will join Gandhian organisations, activists, ghani operators and farmers at the Magan Sangrahalya and Gandhi Ashram in Wardha, to launch a satyagraha to defend Gandhi’s Ghani (Ghani = a traditional method of oil processing in India). The ghani was served a notice in 2015 under the corporate driven regulations of the new FSSAI Act which replaced the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 2006.
By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 30 December 2015
“Instead of regulating those selling unhealthy oils, the government is trying to close Gandhi’s ghani — producing pure oil in front of the eyes of consumers — because it does not have a lab attached to it”
Satyagraha for Gandhi’s Ghani – Awareness Campaign
by Indra Shekhar Singh, 21 December 2015
[…] To plan the satyagraha in defence of the Gandhi Ghani, Navdanya met at Magan Sangrahalya, Wardha on December 16th. The meeting took place between Gandhians, organic farmers and NGO activists of Vidharba and us to build a movement to keep our oilseed security in our hands and a develop Gandhi’s Ghani in every village. As a result of this meeting this Republic day 26th January 2016, we will start a satyagraha to defend Gandhi’s Ghani. We shall work towards Anna swaraj by reviving our ghanis and rich biodiversity of our oil seeds. On 30th January Gandhi’s martyrdom day we will gather to take a pledge to defend Gandhi’s ghanis and his vision of swaraj as the true freedom for India […]
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