Interventions: HUMAN RIGHTS

Screening of 'Cotton for My Shroud'

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.

Human Rights

PAIRVI works with grassroots organization to protect human rights, promote internationally accepted standards of human rights and monitor human rights conditions. It works to strengthen peoples capacity to respond to human rights challenges and improve human rights infrastructure.