A 21-day special session of Parliament to discuss exclusively the agrarian crisis and related issues. That will be the demand of a massive gathering in New Delhi of farmers from all over the country on November 29 and 30, 2018. Many will march, on a call from the All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee, from 15-20 kilometres outside of Delhi to the Ramlila grounds on the 29th and march to Parliament on the 30th. Why do we need a three week special session? Here’s why….
India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest body of small farmers and labourers on earth fighting to save their livelihoods. […]
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 […]
In this first part of the interview with NewsClick, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta talks to P. Sainath about the agrarain crisis in India. Farmers of the country have finally risen against the policies of the government. […]