agrarian distress

  1. LeftWord Recommends: Books on Agrarian Crisis
    23
    Nov

    LeftWord Recommends: Books on Agrarian Crisis

    For too long, successive governments have ignored and been complicit in furthering the rural distress.  Its grave nature is reflected in the suicide of well over 300,000 farmers in last 20 years. The consequences are no longer restricted to the Agriculture sector alone. It has now become a crisis of the society and civilization as well. Many Farmers' groups will march as Kisan Mukti March to the Indian Parliament in Delhi on November 29-30 demanding a special session of the Parliament dedicat..
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  2. #KisanLongMarch
    14
    Mar

    #KisanLongMarch

        ‘Meherbani nakko! Hakk Havet.’ ‘No favors, we want our rights.’ On 6 March, about 20,000 farmers from Maharashtra mobilized by CPI (M)-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) began their 200-km march to Mumbai from Nashik. The plan was to indefinitely gherao the Assembly while the Budget session was on and demand immediate resolution of the life-and-death issues facing farmers. The march swelled to around 35,000 farmers as they walked in the heat for six days and reached Mumba..
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