The Cauvery dispute which began in 1892 is not even close to being solved over a hundred years later. K’taka has suffered due to SC tribunal ruling in 2007 which stipulates that the state give 192 tmcft of water to TN. Farmers miss a leader like M.D. Nanjundaswamy. DC analyses the situation…One leader the agitating farmers of Mandya sorely miss is Prof. M.D. Nanjundaswamy or MDN as he was popularly known. One of the founders of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, MDN was the voice of lakhs of farmers across the state especially those in the Cauvery basin.
One key actor in the global peasant revolt is India’s Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha
(KRRS), the Karnataka State Farmers’ Association, from the south Indian state of Karnataka. This farmers’ movement is struggling for food and people’s sovereignty both locally and globally. Although an agrarian movement, KRRS goes beyond farmers issues and aims for broad social change at various levels of society. Autonomy, justice, peace and dignity are fundamental tenets of its vision.