CONVENTION AGAINST THE AMENDMENTS ON PADDYLAND CONSERVATION ACT :

Paddy Land Conservation Convention is organised on 12th August in Coastford Hall in Thrissur by a network of likeminded ecological groups like National Alliance for People's Movements, Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi, Kole Birders, Thanal etc to show their opposition for the amendments made to the Paddy land Wetland Conservation Act 2008. To publish data bank of the existing paddy land, to provide financial reward to the farmers conserving paddy land, to give recognition to the present paddy land as the Paddy Land Reserve, to give Government support for conversion of fallow lands to functional paddy fields etc are few of the demands of this group. The programme will start at 10 AM and will be attended by the major leaders of the ecological movement in Kerala.