The name speaks volumes. An initiative by Hyderabad-based non-profit Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, the blog is all about the social and financial dilemma that small and marginal farmers face.
It is a single-point source for all material related to agriculture, be it news reports, research findings, release of a book or announcement for a meeting. In the words of the blogger, farmers in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Punjab commit suicide due to high levels of indebtedness and helplessness.
But the Centre and state governments are framing policies that make their lives more difficult. The blog aims to highlight the issue by bringing all the information together. It is a useful resource for journalists, non-profits and students. Policymakers can also refer to the site to gauge the impact of their policies.