Will diesel subsidy help farmers tide over drought?
New land acquisition bill will aggravate farmers' distress: legal experts
101 suicides in two months; is Marathwada the new Vidarbha?
Most suicides among orchard farmers, say observers
Does 2017 Tamil Nadu budget address water crisis, agrarian distress?
While government allocates fund for conservation of water bodies, farmers say their concerns not allayed
Farmers don’t commit suicide, they make sacrifice
In India, 34 farmers commit suicide every day; but the question is what drives them to do it?
Odisha’s deadly farmlands: Another farmer commits suicides due to crop loss
Between 2001 and 2010, over 2,600 farmers committed suicide in Odisha and this year, drought has already broken their economic backbone
Year of electors
In 2018, close to half of the world's population will vote for their governments
Point of no agri-returns Part 2: Every year, farmers lose Rs 63,000 crore for not being able to sell their produce
That explains why agrarian riots have increased by over 600 per cent in the last three years
Point of no agri-returns Part 5: 50,000 dedicated scientists, still, agriculture is an orphan of science
Technologies developed for agricultural purposes are mostly limited to farms around research institutions, says a government report
Hailstorms, unseasonal rains damaged 4.76 lakh hectares of crop in February
Around 300,000 hectares of crops like jowar, gram, wheat and horticulture crops like orange, grapes, bananas and vegetables were damaged in …
Two seasons of separation and a deep political desperation
It feels good that agriculture features high in political discourse but, again, it is misdirected
The countdown begins
Irrespective of being left or right in orientation, the next elections will be about rural issues
State of farmers' protests
Farmer protests continue to be at the centre stage with farmers in at least 15 states taking to the streets. There are three broad reasons for …
Why Centre's revised MSP for Kharif season is not encouraging for farmers
Apart from not factoring in increasing input costs, the renewed emphasis on revised MSP is taking away the focus from key interventions that …
Here's why 40% of India's farmers want to quit
A vicious cycle of debt and loan waivers is worsening the plight of the marginal and tenant farmer
Consult us on linking agriculture with MGNREGA: Farmers write to PM
Rashtriya Kisan Mahashangha demands farmers's involvement in deliberations over use of MGNREGA in farm sector
Why India's debut farm investment support scheme is leaving out many beneficiaries
The most expensive farmer welfare scheme in Telangana is providing land-owning farmers monetary assistance even before they plant the first …
In 4 years, farmers’ income has increased by just Rs 2,505 per month: NABARD report
Although the average farm income per month saw a rise in the last four years, it is still not enough to help farmers cope with the current …
More than 400,000 farmers to protest at Ramlila Maidan
On September 5, the Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally will start a march towards the Parliament with a list of demands regarding protection for …
You may pay a steep price but does the farmer make any money?
A farming household of five earns Rs 221/day, less than a person’s daily minimum wage
Polls won, waivers announced, but govt has no data on farmer suicides
The last NCRB report published in 2016 said a farmer committed suicide every hour in the country
Rewind 2018: How farming hogged headlines, yet not spotlight
The country saw a host of agricultural protests, policies, disputes and distress in 2018; here’s all of it
Himachal's farm success story at risk of going awry
Controlled-atmosphere farming shows a way of bucking agrarian crisis
'Pressure from banks pushes farmers to commit suicide'
One year since the Maharashtra farmer protests, Down To Earth speaks to Raghunath Dada Patil on the deepening crisis
Why are Punjab farmers unhappy despite loan waiver, cash in hand
The issue of farm distress needs to be taken up as a long-term project and should not be looked through the prism of small-term electoral gains