Articles by Natasha Trivedi
Nov 16, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: Farmers in Dhamtari, Balod districts wracked by drought, non-payment of crop insurance for 2017Farmers in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari and Balod districts are anticipating a repeat of the 2017 severe drought situation this year too.
Nov 13, 2018
Phase 1 of Chhattisgarh polls concludes: Voters in CM Raman Singh's Rajnandgaon constituency swear loyalty to no oneIn Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, 80-year-old Baghela Yadav cast his vote in Kutheri village on 12 November, which was the first phase of elections for the state's Assembly. He has voted in every election that has taken place in the past, however, when asked, "Aapne kin muddo ke adhaar par vote kiya hai (On the basis of which issues have you voted)?", he responds with a blank look.
Nov 12, 2018
Chhattisgarh election 2018: Farmers in Kanker district agree BJP govt failed them, but say can't trust Congress entirelyThe farmers in Chhattisgarh's Kanker village agree that the government has failed the agrarian community, but big farmers are largely supportive of the BJP for their campaign of vikas (development).
Nov 10, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: Lack of focus on tribal interests, non-fulfillment of poll promises, unsatisfactory MSP may ensure BJP defeatFor 2018, the Chhattisgarh government had set the MSP for tamarind at Rs 18 and sal seeds at Rs 12, whereas contractors offer two or three rupees more on each.
Nov 08, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: Managing fields often ruined by chemical sludge, Dantewada farmers have little hope from elections and NMDCWhat is worse the effects of the iron ore sludge pollution are not restricted to the productivity or fertility of farmlands.
Jul 04, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
Maharashtra plastic ban explained: Advantages, alternatives and the way aheadAs Maharashtra grapples with the plastic ban on almost all single-use plastic products, questions abound about the logistics involved.