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Letters - October 15, 2012

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012
Home remedy For waste Waste management is a problem in all urban centers of the country (‘Stench in my backyard’, September 1-15, 2012). We need to understand that there’s no other way to manage waste except segregating it at the source, that is our homes.

Is this ‘legitimate rape’?

Posted on: 30 Aug, 2012
The official response to CAG’s report on captive coal mines fails to address serious issues on the loot of natural resources

Going off-grid to power solution

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2012
Supply issues comprise one part of the energy conundrum, as we discussed last fortnight. The cost of energy and our ability to pay for it is the other. The matter gets vexed because the rise in price of raw material of all energy sources is accompanied by huge inefficiency in distribution and accounting.

Civil society & politics

Posted on: 14 Aug, 2012
Team Anna’s decision to join politics not a lone instance; rural India made its foray long ago

Letters - July 31, 2012

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012
Backdoor trade The write-up, “Death on mounds of a bumper crop” (July 1-15, 2012), is a realistic analysis of farmers’ woes in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. I have quit my corporate life to start farming. When I reached Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh in May, I saw many people making temporary shelters on their tractors or heaps of wheat and waiting outside procurement centres.

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

Rathiba's father committed suicide on harvest day. The season's produce would not have allowed him to repay his loans   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

Kalli, wife of Basant lal, at her residence after attending her husband's last rites   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

The Kisan Credit Card allows a loan of up to Rs 1 lakh without a farmer having to mortgage his land. But many banks still demand land as collateral. Basant Lal's son shows his father's Kisan Credit Card, which was used to avail a loan of less than Rs 1 lakh. Lal was asked to mortgage his land. Fearing he would lose land, Lal killed himself   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

The government is delaying the process of procurement, which is forcing the farmers to sell their produce at throwaway rates to private traders   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri
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