Agrarian Crisis

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Over 14,000 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra between October 2014 and August 2019, govt tells Legislative Council
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Over 14,000 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra between October 2014 and August 2019, govt tells Legislative Council

The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra recently announced a loan waiver scheme for farmers.

NCRB stats over past 3 years 'unusable', women are single largest exclusion in India's farmer suicides data: P Sainath
India

NCRB stats over past 3 years 'unusable', women are single largest exclusion in India's farmer suicides data: P Sainath

Tens of thousands of women get excluded from the farmer suicides data in the country just because they are never considered as farmers, senior journalist-cum-agriculture expert P Sainath said on Friday

Marathwada: Women tackle climate emergency through sustainable, organic agriculture
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Marathwada: Women tackle climate emergency through sustainable, organic agriculture

Sustainable, climate-resilient, organic agriculture is allowing more and more women in Marathwada to feed their families and make money.

NCRB 2016 data: Delayed NCRB report, added categories don't take away from grim reality of farmer suicides
India

NCRB 2016 data: Delayed NCRB report, added categories don't take away from grim reality of farmer suicides

The death of so many farmers in the country, now close to 3.5 lakh, has not led to radical policy changes to revitalise the agriculture sector. The farmer is once again caught in the grip of uncertain rains and debt, with little hope on the horizon. And the suicides continue, even if the NCRB introduces new categories and delays its own reports.

Govt has no business to be in business; divest mining firms NMDC, HZL: Anil Agarwal to PM Modi
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Govt has no business to be in business; divest mining firms NMDC, HZL: Anil Agarwal to PM Modi

Agarwal, who was one of the three industrialists invited for a pre-Budget meeting that Narendra Modi had with over 40 economists and sectoral experts on 22 June, also said privatisation without job loss can help boost the economy

Congress, NCP leaders stage protests in Maharashtra legislature premises over agrarian crisis, seek complete loan waiver
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Congress, NCP leaders stage protests in Maharashtra legislature premises over agrarian crisis, seek complete loan waiver

Opposition MLAs in Maharashtra staged a protest alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver.

Farmers in Gujarat's Saurashtra seethe over being made pawns of electoral politics over water
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Farmers in Gujarat's Saurashtra seethe over being made pawns of electoral politics over water

Located at the border region of Rajkot district in Gujarat, Madhapur village has been battling a brutal summer, all on its own.

Maharshi, Srimanthudu, Bharat Ane Nenu: How Mahesh Babu’s films have attempted to empower rural India
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Maharshi, Srimanthudu, Bharat Ane Nenu: How Mahesh Babu’s films have attempted to empower rural India

The actor’s latest film, Maharshi, took a closer look at the agrarian crisis and farmer suicides in rural areas.

Travels through the Hindi belt: Knocked out by EC, Tej Bahadur Yadav's unemployment is an uncanny reflection on India's farm crisis
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Travels through the Hindi belt: Knocked out by EC, Tej Bahadur Yadav's unemployment is an uncanny reflection on India's farm crisis

Dismissed as a BSF jawan in April 2017, Tej Bahadur Yadav kept himself busy by toiling in his 2.5-acre farmland in Haryana.

The undoing of India's agricultural growth | Firstpost Conversations Episode 4 Promo
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The undoing of India's agricultural growth | Firstpost Conversations Episode 4 Promo

In the run up to Lok Sabha elections 2019, political parties waived loans and distributed sops to farmers. But is that the solution to the agrarian crisis?

Narendra Modi should canter home for another term as PM, going by surveys; Opposition, critics have missed the ball game
Politics

Narendra Modi should canter home for another term as PM, going by surveys; Opposition, critics have missed the ball game

Voters are willing to overlook the failures of Modi and continue trusting him because the prime minister has convinced them that his intentions are noble.

BJP takes contrasting path to growth, poverty alleviation, pits top-down aspirations against Congress' bottom-up handouts
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BJP takes contrasting path to growth, poverty alleviation, pits top-down aspirations against Congress' bottom-up handouts

If you look beyond the slogans and an impressive rain of data by Narendra Modi's colleagues at the launch of the BJP manifesto, the real deal is that there is a more-of-the-same flavour in Modi's to-do list

Stray cattle menace: MP farmers lose sleep over threat to crops from bovines; govt looks for answers in gaushalas
India

Stray cattle menace: MP farmers lose sleep over threat to crops from bovines; govt looks for answers in gaushalas

The slaughter of cattle, whether male calves or cows past their utility, is banned in Madhya Pradesh. But traders would take them to West Bengal where their slaughter is allowed, or smuggle them to Bangladesh

In Karnataka's Mandya, stardom may hijack campaign as Sumalatha, Nikhil Gowda seek to cash in on sympathy, family legacy
Politics

In Karnataka's Mandya, stardom may hijack campaign as Sumalatha, Nikhil Gowda seek to cash in on sympathy, family legacy

With actor-politicians Sumalatha and Nikhil Gowda, both first timers in politics, vying for Mandya seat, it's feared that important issues like agrarian crisis, water woes, etc, may get sidelined during the election campaign

US to end preferential trade agreement with India: Donald Trump's protectionist policy message to New Delhi to repair in-house growth engines
World

US to end preferential trade agreement with India: Donald Trump's protectionist policy message to New Delhi to repair in-house growth engines

The external sector woes may have just gone up by a notch with US President Donald Trump flashing his protectionist card yet again and threatening to end GSP for India

Thukral and Tagra's new exhibition presents sharp comment on Punjab's farmer distress, NRI culture
Life

Thukral and Tagra's new exhibition presents sharp comment on Punjab's farmer distress, NRI culture

Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra built their exhibition Farmer is a Wrestler after having visited the homes of farmers who had committed suicide

Farm sector doles: Band-aid solutions hide jobless growth; India's agrarian economy needs liberalisation, not govt handouts
Business

Farm sector doles: Band-aid solutions hide jobless growth; India's agrarian economy needs liberalisation, not govt handouts

Instead of addressing the dwindling jobs and agrarian crisis, the government has responded by announcing a Targeted Basic Income (TBI) scheme for farmers.

Unemployment crisis in India: Why BJP's 2014 election manifesto promising jobs has remained only a political document
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Unemployment crisis in India: Why BJP's 2014 election manifesto promising jobs has remained only a political document

National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), a central agency tasked with carrying out large-scale surveys, has found unemployment in the country at a 45-year high of 6.1 percent in a recent report