Agrarian crisis

It’s raining sand in Rayalaseema

It’s a classic Indian cinema fight-in-the-desert scene. Against the background of dunes and depressions with a tiny sprinkling of scrub vegetation, the hero rises from the burning sands of a barren wasteland to beat the […]

Agrarian crisis

A flood of assessments, a drought of humanity

How drought is defined, assessed and declared changed drastically with the Drought Management Manualfor December 2016, of the government of India’s Ministry of Agriculture. The changes disconnect crop (loss) estimates and drought assessment. And virtually […]