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Apr 26, 2018
Marathwada Diary: How mass migration, illiteracy and low farm yield feeds into rampant child marriage in rural MaharashtraMigration often forces early marriages in Marathwada. Around 300,000 farmers and labourers leave Beed during the harvest season and migrate to western Maharashtra's Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts, or to Karnataka's Belgaum district
Jan 14, 2018
Marathwada Diary: High amounts of fluoride in groundwater continue to threaten drought-hit Nanded villagesSawarkhed's groundwater contains fluoride. This is a chemical that is naturally present in soil, rocks and groundwater. But in concentrated form, it can be extremely harmful.
Sep 28, 2017
Maharashtra and farm loan waivers: Farmers say Devendra Fadnavis govt raised their hopes only to shatter themWhen Devendra Fadnavis promised a farm loan waiver on 6 June, he told the media it would be “the biggest in history.” What has turned out to be the biggest, however, is the number of conditions to qualify for the ‘waiver’.
Sep 16, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Ten months after demonetisation, ghost of note ban continues to haunt farmersTen months after currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were scrapped on 8 November last year, the ghost of demonetisation continues to haunt Marathwada.
Sep 09, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Collapse of banking in rural areas has led to oppression by private moneylendersPrivate moneylenders are a major source of loans across Marathwada due to the collapse of banking in rural areas.
Aug 31, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Farmers risk a dicey second sowing as rainfall failure stunts growth of Kharif cropsFarmers in Marathwada gamble on a second sowing in a desperate need to raise some cash ahead of Rabi season as they expect poor yield due to rainfall failure during first round of Kharif sowing
Aug 23, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Farmers face hardship to get access to Maharashtra's interim relief of Rs 10,000The Rs 10,000 is a stopgap outcome of a state-wide farm strike that began on 1 June in Maharashtra.
Aug 20, 2017
Marathwada Diary: As drought threat looms large, farmers and labourers begin migrating to citiesFarmers feel they won't reap a good harvest even if it rains in the remainder of the season, forcing them to migrate.
Aug 18, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Mandatory online crop insurance premium payments adds to farmers' despairParth MN is travelling across Maharashtra's Marathwada province on a People's Archive of Rural India fellowship to chronicle agrarian issues in the region, over a period of 6-8 months.
Jul 10, 2017
Ban on sale of cattle for slaughter: Complicated process, lack of clarity makes Marathwada's farmers dread the new lawWhy is this increasing squeeze on the cattle market for slaughter making Marathwada's farmers anxious?