Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

What the numbers say about farmers' lives

There are occasions when one suddenly becomes aware not just of the inadequacy of economic concepts for understanding reality but even of their obfuscating role. One such occasion was the recent kisan...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.18

Kisan politics shows the way to a possible populism

The farmers’ rally in Delhi, the Kisan Mukti March, organised by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) happened the day after the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and jus...
By Mukul Kesavan in

India  /  Published 29.11.18

Farmers raise voice in Delhi

Farmers from across the country have begun trooping into the national capital for the third time in three months, hoping to make themselves heard in their fight for freedom from debt and fair prices f...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.18

Farmers march to Mumbai for dharna

Around 20,000 farmers are on their way to Mumbai to hold an indefinite dharna to press for their demands, which include implementation of a loan-waiver package announced earlier as well as the M.S. Sw...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.19

The govt should pay attention to farmers' plight

Sir — It is a matter of shame that the problems of Indian farmers are increasing day by day. Once again, thousands of farmers started a protest against the Maharashtra government for not keeping its...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.19

Video highlights apathy towards farmers' plight

Sir — It was shocking to see a video that recently went viral on social media, of a farmer in Madhya Pradesh falling to the feet of the new district collector of the area for the installation of a s...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 31.12.18

Religion glare over UP cow deaths

A string of cowshed casualties in Uttar Pradesh has lent credence to allegations that whether cow deaths by human agency lead to criminal cases and arrests in the state hinges on the religious identit...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.18

First aid for farmers

The editorial, “Open season” (Dec 21), has pointed out that farm loan waivers can never be a lasting solution for farmers’ distress in India. However, one must admit that taking a hard-line appr...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 18.12.18

Won't let Modi sleep until all farms loans waived: Rahul

Addressing India's distressed farmers directly from Parliament, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday vowed not to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until all farms loans have been waived.In...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.12.18

Kamal Nath signs MP farmers' loan waiver file

Kamal Nath kicked off his stint as Madhya Pradesh chief minister by signing a file that promises to write off loans of up to Rs 2 lakh for the state's farmers.The move follows a promise by Congress pr...
By PTI in Bhopal


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