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Mar 14, 2020
In Maharashtra's villages, Dalit families' decades-long battle to reclaim rightful watan landsThe Bombay Inferior Village Watans Abolition Act, 1958 aimed to protect Dalits' access to land. Over 6.28 lakh acres of 'watan' land was awarded to Mahar and Ramoshi communities across Maharashtra. But the intended beneficiaries have been locked in a long and uphill struggle to lay claim to this land.
May 17, 2019
Dalit Sikhs in Punjab unite to press NOTA in final phase of Lok Sabha election, say community has lost faith in govtsLandless Dalit labourers in Punjab's Malwa region have decided to press the NOTA button when the 13 constituencies of Punjab go to polls on 19 May to protest against the failure of successive governments to ensure proper implementation of the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964
Feb 24, 2019
Naveen Patnaik urges Narendra Modi to increase PM-KISAN aid to Rs 10,000 from Rs 6,000 annuallyOdisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase assistance under PM-KISAN to Rs 10,000 from Rs 6,000 per year.
Jan 24, 2019
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says his govt's loan waiver scheme is 'not enough' to alleviate farmers' sufferingsPunjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at the Central government for not helping agricultural labourers and farmers and acknowledged that his government's debt waiver scheme was not enough to assuage the sufferings of debt-ridden farmers.
Dec 24, 2018
Marathwada villagers demand jobs under MGNREGA as drought dries up work in farms, factoriesFearing a rise in the number of suicides, alcoholism and housebreaking incidents, farmers in Marathwada are demanding that the Maharashtra government immediately provides jobs to the youth under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)