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Congress, BJP, Farm loan waivers, Farmer suicides

Farm loan waivers are great politics, but do they help farmers? Here’s what the numbers say

The schemes are a result of the politicisation of agrarian crises. They benefit politicians for sure. Does the kisaan gain much?


 |  3-minute read
Farmer suicides, Maharashtra government, Devendra Fadnavis, Farmer protest

Why the Devendra Fadnavis government should be embarrassed over repeated farmer protests

The Maharashtra government had promised farmers in March that their demands would be met.


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Distress migration, Farmer suicides, Farming, Jharkhand

Jharkhand: No, farmers don’t want to give up farming. They want the government to make it more sustainable

A popular perception is that given a chance, farmers would give up agriculture. A recent survey finds that is not the case.


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Maharashtra farmers, Farm loan waiver, Farm distress, Farmer suicides

It's time Maharashtra BJP government stops taking farmers for fools

The only thing the government has done is to have installed safety nets at the Mantralaya do avoid the embarrassment of a farmer attempting suicide.


 |  8-minute read
Liberalisation, Agrarian crisis, Farmer suicides

A brief history of how India has failed its farmers

What happened to the solemn resolve of socialist democratic republic and to secure for its citizens justice, equality and fraternity?


 |  5-minute read
GDP, Farmer suicides, Cow protection

How long will it take for India to realise it's not a great country?

Governments must learn to tell the truth and not hype the lies.


 |  4-minute read
Maharashtra politics, Farmer suicides, Loan waiver

How BJP's farm loan waiver politics in UP created trouble for Fadnavis in Maharashtra

Farmer suicides in the state are not likely to end soon.


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Loan waiver, Agriculture, Farmer suicides

Politics of farm loan waivers and how it's increasing agricultural distress

The blame falls finally on the farmers themselves!


 |  5-minute read
Protest, Farmer suicides, Tamil Nadu drought

Tamil Nadu drought has become a challenge to India as a caring democracy

The recent protests had a sense of a sacrifice or a religious ritual as farmers sat carrying the skulls of comrades who had died earlier.


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Supreme Court, Farmer suicides

Supreme Court is trying to save the farmer, why not the government?

The number of suicides rose by 42 per cent between 2014 and 2015, and Karnataka is the new epicentre.