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60, Booty Road, Ranchi-834009, Jharkhand, India

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PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

Network of organisations in Eastern India fighting for preserving Mother Earth and Land for tribals and farmers

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

JADFO has been engaged in developing alternate models of development primarily in rural India where 77% of total country’s population live. The present model of globalisation and liberalisation has created huge disparities and divide between rural and urban India, resulting in excessive poverty and desperation and ultimately leading to a belief in violence as a way out.

JADFO believes that the present globalisation model of development is unsustainable and hence the urgent need to develop a model based on agriculture priority and revival with small scale industries in rural areas. To this end, we have undertaken the following –

a) Two-day Seminar on “Alternate Development” in April 2008 wherein various models were discussed by experts with particular emphasis on rural development and growth of rural economy

b) Protest and March against outsider standing for election to represent the local population in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) rather than the opportunity being given to the local candidates

c) Creating awareness in the public particularly the civil society in urban areas on the dangers of displacement of tribals and farmers in villages to make way for large industrial and power projects and organising a mass Rally and March against this forced displacement of people

d) Participation in anti-nuclear Rally and March in New Delhi on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, October 2, 2009, to protest against nuclear power plants in clear disregard of dangers inherent in the same

e) Two-day Convention on “Eastern Region Land Sovereignty” on 7th & 8th May, 2010 wherein over 150 delegates from the States of Orissa, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand deliberated on the rights of tribals and farmers to their land and the primacy of Gram Sabhas over same, declaring that the State has no right to that land unless the consent of the Gram Sabha is willingly and clearly obtained. Land for food ids the first priority and not for large industries and mega power projects.  

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

Rather than peace, violence has erupted due to continued years of neglect and the forced implementation of wrong globalisation development models.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

None so far but we fear that the State will use its power to oppose our rural development model based on no land being given for large industries and mega power plants.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

Implementation of our alternate development model based on increasing productivity of agriculture with organic farming and installation of small scale industries in rural areas to stop rural to urban migration.

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

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