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Jul 20, 2018
Rahul Gandhi says if corporate loans can be waived, why not for farmers too; but does one wrong justify another?On the issue of farmer distress, Rahul Gandhi’s speech was nothing but good politics and bad economics
Jun 19, 2018
Distressed farmers of Kisan Putra Andolan movement seek abolition of 'anti-farmer' Article 31B of ConstitutionA farmers' group has taken its fight for higher remuneration to the Supreme Court, where it has filed a petition challenging an Article in the Constitution
Apr 27, 2018
Democracy In India Part 7: Country's polity vastly unaccountable to citizens despite relative success of democratic processRecent farmer protests show that those making policies do not represent them, or those ruling democracy are far removed from the masses and their issues.
Mar 04, 2018
In Congress plenary session, Rahul Gandhi-led party likely to attack BJP over farmer crisis, unemploymentAhead of polls in some states and the 2019 general elections, the Congress has decided to up the ante over issues related to agriculture, employment and poverty as it prepares to take on the ruling BJP, party sources said.
Feb 22, 2018
In beleaguered Yavatmal, one farmer's organic practice could provide a way forward for districtAt this farm in Yavatmal, there are a variety of crops to be grown all year round, thus ensuring long-term employment for labourers | #FirstCulture
Feb 20, 2018
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: 'Timely' introduction of BJP govt's populist agrarian policy suggests farmers mere pawns in electoral gameAhead of Madhya Pradesh bypolls, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a bonus of Rs 200 per quintal on procurement price of wheat & paddy by farmers for 2016-17.
Feb 09, 2018
Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fieldsMarathwada's farmers are now working as labourers in sugarcane fields, despite health risks, low wages, and the loss of their children's education.
Jan 30, 2018
Madhya Pradesh polls: Resurgent Congress, Vyapam scam and farmer distress may thwart BJP's fourth straight winWith three consecutive victories, the challenge before the ruling BJP is to maintain its winning streak. To make matters more complicated, a resurgent Congress under Rahul Gandhi may pose a stiff challenge to the Modi-Shah juggernaut.
Nov 11, 2017
Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat updates: China does in a day for employment what Modi does in a year, says Congress VPCongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi arrived in Gujarat on Saturday on a three-day visit, his fourth in a row to the poll-bound state.
Aug 18, 2017
Maharashtra loan waiver: BJP MP Nana Patole slams state govt over poor implementation of schemeThe BJP's Lok Sabha member, Nana Patole, has criticised the party-led government in Maharashtra over the tardy implementation of the loan waiver scheme for farmers.