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Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

Apr 26, 2015

Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

The increase in MSP by this government has admittedly been muted and there is sound economic logic behind it, but sound economic logic does not get traction when emotions are running high. Apart from loan waivers and unthinking MSP increases having a negative impact on the economy, do they really work on the ground in terms of alleviating stress? #Congress #Planning Commission #MSP #Land Bill #debt waiver #farmer crisis
Are farmers' suicides in India hyped to divert funds, attract attention?

Apr 26, 2015

Are farmers' suicides in India hyped to divert funds, attract attention?

The entire exercise, though humane, is quite pointless because the farmer is no different from any other Indian, nor is he more prone to commit suicide than, say, college student or industrial worker. #Politics #Economy #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #National Crime Records Bureau #Farmer suicide #land acquisition law #Gajendra Singh
UP govt trying to fool people through false propaganda machinery: BJP

Apr 25, 2015

UP govt trying to fool people through false propaganda machinery: BJP

BJP lashed out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for trying to fool the state's people. #Politics #S&P #Uttar Pradesh #BJP #Samajwadi Party #Agriculture #TheySaidIt #UP #farmers #Akhilesh Yadav #UP CM
46 farmers commit suicide everyday: NDAs land bill could just make it worse

Apr 25, 2015

46 farmers commit suicide everyday: NDAs land bill could just make it worse

Experts believe the already alarming situation in the agrarian sector could get worse if the government bulldozes its way to pass its land bill which has done away with the social impact assessment clause among other clauses provided in the UPA IIs land Act. #Politics #India #NewsTracker #farmers #Land Bill #NDA #All India Kisan Sabha
Farmer suicides: Modi's forceful land ordinance is only adding to their anxiety

Apr 25, 2015

Farmer suicides: Modi's forceful land ordinance is only adding to their anxiety

Why does the BJP not realize that the farmers are psychologically damaged in the current climate and they do fear that the forcible land acquisition by the government will add to their woes? #India #China #GDP #BJP #Arun Jaitley #Rajnath Singh #Ashok Gulati #Land Acquisition Bill #Farmer suicide #AAP #Mudra

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Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

Jul 09, 2014

Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

One does not expect breast-beating reportage, but we are entitled to know if farmers bought their seeds even as they tried tilling their lands anticipating the monsoon #India #Media #MediaCrit #farmers #Drought #Palakkad #Rural farmland
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