Farm Suicides

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Agrarian distress, shoddy enforcement of MNREGA in Marathwada and Vidarbha leave migrant workers in Maharashtra little choice but to return to cities
India

Agrarian distress, shoddy enforcement of MNREGA in Marathwada and Vidarbha leave migrant workers in Maharashtra little choice but to return to cities

With farming increasingly proving to be unprofitable due to various reasons in Maharashtra, migrant workers returning to villages will have to return to urban centres for livelihood as soon as lockdown eases.

In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLA
Politics

In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLA

Amravati falls in the agrarian region of Vidarbha, where the BJP has suffered the biggest setback.

NCRB's silence on farmer suicides: RTI reply reveals why organisation has not released data since 2016
India

NCRB's silence on farmer suicides: RTI reply reveals why organisation has not released data since 2016

The number of farmer suicides is the tip of the iceberg of an agricultural crisis, and by not making “uncomfortable” figures public under various pretexts, the government is doing a disservice to itself and to the public at large

Maharashtra farmers protest: Fadnavis govt apathy towards agrarian crisis forces distressed cultivators to turn defiant
India

Maharashtra farmers protest: Fadnavis govt apathy towards agrarian crisis forces distressed cultivators to turn defiant

It is fitting that it is Maharashtra, a state Professor K Nagaraj described in his seminal study in 2008, as the “graveyard for farmers” that should witness a massive outpouring of anguish and defiance from the farming community.

How the ban on cow slaughter is making it more difficult to rear cattle
Mumbai

How the ban on cow slaughter is making it more difficult to rear cattle

Bans on cattle slaughter – now in force in 24 of 29 states (Maharashtra widened and enforced its ban earlier this year) – may actually be a disincentive to cattle farming.

Land bill row: India's farm economy is broke; more subsidies and freebies won't fix it
Business

Land bill row: India's farm economy is broke; more subsidies and freebies won't fix it

The magnitude of farmer suicides has not come down despite several lakh crore of subsidies and giveaways to agriculture. It is time we directed our money elsewhere, for subsidies cannot make unviable farming viable