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Jan 04, 2019
Firstpost writer Parth MN's award-winning Marathwada series: How income uncertainty, collapse of rural banking set farmers on edgeHere is a selection of this award-winning Marathwada series.
Aug 23, 2018
Marathwada Diary: In Maharashtra's agri belt, uncertainty around income makes farmers unsuitable groomsA farmer was once sought-after as a groom in Marathwada, but the growing uncertainty in agriculture has changed that. Many farm families now spend years, facing several rejections, looking for a bride for their son
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?