In locked-down Maharashtra, sugarcane field labourers' lives are upturned by rising debt, inability to access education
Countless young people in Maharashtra, whose families are engaged in cutting sugarcane, are faced with the reality of entering into an endless cycle of debt, labour in the fields, and eventually being forced to discontinue their education.
Maharashtra drought plan focusses heavily on compensating farmers, but jobless farm labourers have to fend for themselves
There's an urgent need for the state government to take employment schemes like MGNREGA to drought-affected areas soon to prevent mass migration of farm labourers to urban areas
Farmers plan march in New Delhi: Agrarian crisis is deep and pervasive, but not fully appreciated or remedied
There are waves and waves of marches by farmers, landless and tribals in many parts of India these days, particularly to the seats of power.
Maharashtra farmers' march to Mumbai a mission to assert rights and overcome oppression, one step at a time
Dancing, singing and surviving on the bare minimum, over 25,000 farmers from across Maharashtra are marching to Mumbai where they will encircle the legislative building and press for demands which they feel successive state governments have betrayed them on: land rights, forest rights, guaranteed minimum support price and loan waivers, etc