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Feb 14, 2018
For the BJP, privileging urban India over villages isn't so much about the economy, it's ideologyPrime Minister Narendra Modi remains steadfastly opposed to farm loan waivers, even though he has allowed BJP state governments to give them if they so desire.
Jan 27, 2018
Budget 2018: Govt spending hasn't helped farmers; infrastructural loopholes hinder progressThe agriculture sector will not just watch how much money is set aside in Union Budget 2018-19, but also how it is used as BJP tries to woo disaffected farmers before upcoming polls
Jan 14, 2018
Marathwada Diary: High amounts of fluoride in groundwater continue to threaten drought-hit Nanded villagesSawarkhed's groundwater contains fluoride. This is a chemical that is naturally present in soil, rocks and groundwater. But in concentrated form, it can be extremely harmful.
Jan 10, 2018
Marathwada region of Maharashtra faces water scarcity again; 3,500 villages record low yieldThe Marathwada region of Maharashtra, a perennially drought-plagued area, is once again staring at a severe water scarcity.
Jan 07, 2018
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot calls for government relief for farmers in three districts in RajasthanAshok Gehlot on Sunday demanded that the Rajasthan government should announce relief for farmers in Karauli, Sawaimadhopur and Dholpur districts of the state.
Dec 30, 2017
Year in review: Farmers' crisis, worsening Delhi pollution and child deaths in govt hospitals marked India's 2017A bumper harvest crashing prices, pollution worsening in Delhi and other north Indian cities due to crop stubble burning and power plants, and the lack of infrastructure and manpower in public health centres leading to deaths of children across the country were the key points of worry for India in 2017.
Dec 27, 2017
3,515 Karnataka farmers committed suicide in five years: 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure, show statsAs many as 3,515 farmers in Karnataka committed suicide between April 2013 and November 2017, out of which 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure, statistics provided by the State Agriculture Department said.
Dec 24, 2017
Indus Valley, Vedic civilisations' demise due to major droughts holds lessons for present-day IndiaGayatri Kathayat and Ashish Sinha speak about why it is important to study the variability of the Indian summer monsoon over the last few thousand years.
Dec 05, 2017
Maharashtra farm loan waiver: State govt changes deadline for clearing all pending dues again, gives 31 December as new dateThe Maharashtra government has promised to waive off all pending farmers' loans by the end of this year, as part of its ambitious loan waiver scheme — known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana
Oct 25, 2017
Odisha govt declares drought in 70 blocks of 15 districts; Naveen Patnaik announces special package for farmersThe Odisha government on Wednesday declared drought in 70 blocks spread across 15 districts and announced a special package for this year's kharif season to mitigate hardships being faced by farmers.