On the fourth episode of #FirstpostConversations, Rupali Mehra talks to All India Kisan Sabha president Dr Ashok Dhawale, agricultural economist R Ramakumar, and BJP spokesperson Shweta Shalini about the undoing of India’s agricultural growth
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?
All India Kisan Sabha announces farmers' rally on 20 Feb to press for farm loan waiver, pension and MSP
The new long march also follows 208 organisations of farmers from parts of the country staging protest in Delhi in November, 2018, raising the demands.
Maharashtra farmers' protest: Devendra Fadnavis says govt held talks with agitators before march; key farmer leader denies claims
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the government held discussions with farmers before they began their protest. But a key CPM leader claims otherwise.