12th March 2012
PAIRVI organized a screening of the Film “Cotton for my Shroud,” which was awarded the best investigative Film in the Indian Film Festival. The film depicts and plight of cotton growers of Vidarbha thousands of whom have committed suicide due to the failure of BT cotton seeds of Monsanto. The Minister of Agriculture, in a statement in the Parliament, has recently admitted that more 2,50,000 (quarter a million) farmers have committed suicide due to poverty and failure of crops in the last one and half decades.
The film screening was attended among others by Mr. Basudeb Acharia, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on agriculture. The screening was followed discussion and interaction with the film makers Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl.