Annual Crop-Burning Health Bill = 3 Times India’s Health Budget

Mumbai: India’s five-year air-pollution-related health bill from burning crop stubble can pay for about 700 premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences or India’s 2019 central government heal...

Rs 1.2 Lakh Crore Cost Overruns–Worth 72 Rafale Jets–In Large Irrigation Projects

Bengaluru: In the decade to 2017, when India was hit by five droughts, only a quarter of centrally funded major to medium irrigation schemes, covering area more than 2,000 hectares of land, were compl...

Top 12 Corporate NPAs Cost Exchequer Twice As Much As Farm Loan Waivers

Delhi: Farm loan waivers by state governments engender heated media debates and thus loom large in public consciousness, while use of government funds to infuse fresh equity into government-owned bank...

144% More Funds For Agriculture, But Not Enough To Quell Farm Unrest

New Delhi: Agriculture has got an unprecedented 144% rise in allocation in the interim budget announced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government--from Rs 57,600 crore in the 2018-19 budget estim...

Farm Spending Doubles Over Past 5 Years, But Budget Will Have To Go Beyond Money, Say Experts

Bengaluru: In a year of already failing rain and declarations of impending drought, government data on the crisis-ridden agriculture sector that sustains more than 600 million Indians--or half the pop...

Farm Distress Influenced Elections In MP, Rajasthan And Chhattisgarh, But Not In Telangana

Mumbai: Widespread farm distress--which brought more than 100,000 farmers to New Delhi in November 2018--appears to have affected the elections to the legislative assemblies of Rajasthan, Madhya Prade...

Telangana’s Farmers’ Friend Scheme Has Failed To Stem Farm Distress, Or Farmers’ Anger

Mushtipalli thanda, Nalgonda district, Telangana: July 6, 2017, had started as an ordinary day for 26-year-old Ramavath Challi, who had spent it picking cotton for a daily wage. However, on returning ...

Taking Over Fertile Land For Adani Group From Protesting Farmers, Jharkhand Government Manipulates New Law Meant To Protect Them

.fluid-width-video-wrapper { display: inherit !important; } Santal Adivasi farmers fall at the feet on Adani personnel on August 31, 2018, begging the company to not take their land. C...

Why Thousands Of Farmers Marched To Delhi, Kolkata And Mumbai: Answers And Anger In India’s Fastest-Growing Farm Economy

Budha (Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh): Some 300 km north-west of capital Bhopal, in the heart of India, amidst dense neem trees, is a courtyard that could determine the electoral fate of this state--and th...

Thrown Out Of Land And Home, Farmer Widows Demand Rights, Govt Support

Mumbai: On November 21, 2018, close to 80 women widowed by farmer suicides across Maharashtra gathered at the Azad Maidan grounds in south Mumbai with one demand: That the government acknowledge their...