Farm Distress Influenced Elections In MP, Rajasthan And Chhattisgarh, But Not In Telangana

Mumbai: Widespread farm distress--which brought more than 100,000 farmers to New Delhi in November 2018--appears to have affected the elections to the legislative assemblies of Rajasthan, Madhya Prade...

Telangana’s Farmers’ Friend Scheme Has Failed To Stem Farm Distress, Or Farmers’ Anger

Mushtipalli thanda, Nalgonda district, Telangana: July 6, 2017, had started as an ordinary day for 26-year-old Ramavath Challi, who had spent it picking cotton for a daily wage. However, on returning ...

Taking Over Fertile Land For Adani Group From Protesting Farmers, Jharkhand Government Manipulates New Law Meant To Protect Them

.fluid-width-video-wrapper { display: inherit !important; } Santal Adivasi farmers fall at the feet on Adani personnel on August 31, 2018, begging the company to not take their land. C...

Why Thousands Of Farmers Marched To Delhi, Kolkata And Mumbai: Answers And Anger In India’s Fastest-Growing Farm Economy

Budha (Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh): Some 300 km north-west of capital Bhopal, in the heart of India, amidst dense neem trees, is a courtyard that could determine the electoral fate of this state--and th...

Thrown Out Of Land And Home, Farmer Widows Demand Rights, Govt Support

Mumbai: On November 21, 2018, close to 80 women widowed by farmer suicides across Maharashtra gathered at the Azad Maidan grounds in south Mumbai with one demand: That the government acknowledge their...

Farm Distress Stands In The Way Of A Fourth Term For The BJP In Chhattisgarh

Baloda Bazar, Kabirdham (Kawardha), Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund, Kanker (Chhattisgarh): “I’ll ask them to give me a job first and then think about giving my vote,” said 28-year-old Kekti Verma, hold...

New Migrant To India Could Threaten National (And Asian) Food Security

Mount Abu (Rajasthan): It is an innocuous-looking worm with four black spots near its tail and an inverted ‘Y’ mark on its head, no larger than a matchstick. But when Indian agricultural scientist...

Why Toxic Pesticides That Killed 3 Farmers In 2 Months Are Still In Use In Maharashtra

Chandrapur and Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Rekha Madavi, 45, did not know the name of the pesticide her husband, Rushi, 55, had been spraying on their cotton crop. All their pesticide containers had been ...

Climate Change Will Worsen Disparities, Increase Conflict, Support For Naxals: New Report

Bengaluru: As the effects of climate change on livelihoods become more pronounced, especially for people involved in agriculture and fishing in South and South-East Asia, support for rebel groups and ...

US Position On India’s Subsidies To Farmers Has ‘Infirmities’: Trade Expert

Mumbai: The July 2018 announcement of minimum support prices (MSP)--or subsidies that the government pays the farmer--for the kharif (monsoon) crop may see a battle at the World Trade Organization (WT...