If Amaravati is to be a People’s Capital as the Government claims it to be, then everyone, especially the unorganised working classes should have a right to the city as well as development both. They have a right to land, housing and other resources just like the landlords, so that they are able to live with dignity and earn their livelihood in the new capital.
The paltry Rs 2,500 as pension promised for the landless working classes will make them ‘beggars’. We demand that the land less working class families who are threatened to be deprived of their livelihood are paid Rs 15,000 per month for the next ten years, with an annual increment of 10 per cent. Every family unit of the landless affected by the new capital must be included for such compensation with the government taking adequate care so that no one is excluded from such benefit.
NAPM questions this paradigm of development, Modi-Naidu model of urbanization and undemocratic, unsustainable development planning. We will support the farmers and labourers who are refusing to give land and those who are deprived and destitute citizens.
NAPM concluded its three day Chintan Baithak at Hyderabad attended by its National Conveners and Senior Activists from 15 States.The meeting expressed deep concerns at the ongoing situation in the country and formulated a number of programmes in coming months and passed the following resolutions.
Medha Patkar, Dr. Sunilam, Aradhna Bhargava, Vimal Bhai, Faisal Khan, Madhuresh Kumar and Shabnam Shaikh and others were present.