What monsoon holds for India in 2015
From forecasts over El Niño to fears of economic loss, many predictions in the last week have raised eyebrows
The impregnable fortress of Telangana government
Are the chief minister and his government turning a deaf ear to the people of the state?
Why we need to study day-to-day weather
While the link between summer monsoon and agriculture has been thoroughly researched, there is absence of deliberation over the impact of rains …
Modi sedates the farmer
The BJP is repackaging old schemes and offering cosmetic changes to the agrarian policy
Limited access to pesticides reduced suicides in Tamil Nadu villages: WHO report
In rural India, poisoning accounts for four in 10 suicides due to swallowing of pesticides
Farmers demand better crop prices, loan waiver and relief
A memorandum has been addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi containing a list of farmers' demands
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?
Farmer suicides increase for every 1°C rise in temperature during growing season: study
Temperature and precipitation deviations during the growing season have a distinct impact on suicide rates in the country
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
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
Jean Dreze argues that we should not leave the making of an equitable society to experts alone
Why India continues to use lethal pesticides
Death of cotton farmers due to pesticide poisoning in the Vidarbha region raises vital questions about the government's attitude towards …
`It is easy to die'
Is the Modi government serious about climate change?
Unlikely since nobody knows where and how it has spent environmental cessess, such as the coal cess, meant to mitigate climate change
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
India needs a comprehensive approach to prevent pesticide related suicides
Most persons who engage in suicidal behaviour don't want to die but the government lacks proper data on the incidence of pesticide poisoning …
It's time we shift farmers' economic burden
Assured net income, including assured minimum support price for crops, can put an end to farmer suicide cases in India
New MP, Chhattisgarh CMs' loan waivers to not benefit 3.5 million farmers
The schemes Kamal Nath and Bhupesh Baghel announced soon after taking oath will not help those who take loans from money lenders
Scrap laws banning cattle slaughter, farm exports: Farmers
Farmer organisations say these laws and several others ensure farmers do not get their rightful pay
'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
Maharashtra rejects more agri insurance claims even as farm suicides double
No data on suicides across India since 2015; number of claim rejections far exceeded number of cases approved in 2016-18
Is doubling India’s farmers’ income doable?
Science, technology and new knowledge can play crucial roles in supporting livelihoods for the vulnerable. Identifying right kind of tech support …
'I am a farmer about to commit suicide. Can you help me? My Aadhaar number is...'
Psychologists are now intervening to help distressed farmers
Will Punjab and Haryana HC’s recommendations reduce farmers’ burden?
The court’s suggestions, like making MSP a legal right and increasing it to thrice the cost of production, are practical but need effort in …
Why an American farmer commits suicide
Like their India counterparts, American farmers are losing income, piling up debt and nobody listens to them