Agrarian Crisis News
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
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
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
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.
Now that BJP's kept Article 370, Ayodhya promise, high time govt focused on crashing economy, job generation, low investor confidence
The April-June GDP figure came at lowest in 7 years, gave a shocker to the economy.
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
Opposition MLAs in Maharashtra staged a protest alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver.
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
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
Dismissed as a BSF jawan in April 2017, Tej Bahadur Yadav kept himself busy by toiling in his 2.5-acre farmland in Haryana.
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
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
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 Part 2: Uttar Pradesh farmers driven to despair by harassment from cow vigilantes, extortion from police
Uttar Pradesh is the cow belt and the streets of Kanpur provide ample evidence of it.
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
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
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
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
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
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