'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
Meghalaya farmer parliament: Will it help plug policy loopholes
In this well intentioned and executed parliament, both the government and the farmers appeared determined to make Meghalaya emerge as a role …
Scrap laws banning cattle slaughter, farm exports: Farmers
Farmer organisations say these laws and several others ensure farmers do not get their rightful pay
Odisha’s BJD sounds poll bugle with rally on farm issues in Delhi
The rally will revolve around the agrarian distress, which emerged as the weakest point for the BJP in recent Assembly elections
Tribals, widows, farm hands, farmers from all over India reach Delhi with their demands
After congregating at Ramlila Maidan from 4 corners they will march towards Parliament Friday
Kisan Mukti March: Farmers from across India take to Delhi roads
This is the fourth farmer protest in the Capital in the last 18 months
20,000 drought-hit tribal farmers march to Mumbai
This is the third mass farmer protest the state has witnessed this year
Another set of distressed farmers protest, but does govt get a hint?
One more farmer protest in the national capital makes headlines, but it may have just added to the long list of such outcries
New MSP: Govt fails to meet Swaminathan standards, yet again
While the Modi cabinet claims that land rent is included, calculations suggest otherwise
Boom in farm produce not reason enough to celebrate
Farmers are in distress owing to low farm prices, poor logistics for transport and government-assured purchases
Sugarcane crisis: Govt focuses on technology fixes, but not on mounting dues to farmers
While sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh owe about Rs 12,500 crore to farmers, the government’s measures were directed mostly towards tackling …
The minuscule system of pricing
First, a farmer must sell the produce at a price wrongly discounted by unscientific calculation. Second, an unholy nexus of many players pushes …
Farm distress: Crisis at large
High input cost, flawed MSP calculation and non-inclusive crop insurance scheme are problems perpetuating farm distress
‘Pro-farmer’ Madhya Pradesh government in a fix as land acquisition protest gains steam
A massive agitation would be staged in New Delhi on February 23 if the demands of farmers are not met
Madhya Pradesh witnesses farmer unrest like never before despite a bumper harvest
Farmers propose Bills on loan waiver, fair prices in their own 'parliament'
More than 180 farmer organisations from across the country proposed Bills related to debt waiver and fair crop prices in a mock parliament
What is the cost of doubling farmers’ income by 2022?
The farmers have to make an investment of Rs 463 billion in the next five years
The ignored sector
Post 1991, why has agriculture grown at 1 per cent while the industry at 8 per cent?
Harvest of losses
Will the loan waiver announced by the Maharashtra government help alleviate farmers' plight?
An absurd tale
The astounding agricultural growth of Madhya Pradesh has many suspenses
Raising the stakes
Farmers cannot escape the impact of global trade regimes. The lack of a safety net makes it worse
Let's also protest at WTO
Discriminatory WTO regime towards India is responsible for the farmers' plight
A nationwide wave
Farmers are under heavy debt, but loan waivers only treat the symptom, not the disease afflicting India's farm sector
Ensure no coercive action taken against defaulting farmers: Supreme Court to Tamil Nadu
Petitioners argued that rise in suicide cases was due to punitive action taken by bank officias against drought-hit farmers who are not able to …
Six killed in Jharkhand after police fire at farmers protesting land acquisition
This is the third time the police have opened fire at the protesting farmers in the area