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Category: Land Rights

What is going on in agriculture?

Annual rural wage growth from September 2007 to November 2014

On one hand, we have glowing reports of the growth in agriculture, particularly horticulture. On the other, we have “Rural wage growth lowest in 10 years, signals farm distress, falling inflation“. To me, this indicates that farmers are doing more for less. Add to this the drastic disinterest in schemes like NREGA, reduced legal restrictions …

Diyar development-hit tribal villages, ab ki baar, greater good hain yaar

Konda Reddy tribals will get wiped out by the Polavaram Project

On day 2 of Modi on the job, his cabinet has passed the ordinance for the Polavaram project. It is waiting for Pranab Mukherjee’s signature. Apart from 136 villages, 211 hamlets and 7 mandals being transferred from Telangana to Andhra, as per the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan study conducted by Agricultural Finance Corporation …

Spouting Vedanta, Modernity and tradition

Dongria Kondh Dance

When a “senior journalist who has written several books on development” abdicates either sanity or integrity or both and starts spouting propaganda that has been rejected by the people it attempts to enslave, it falls upon the humble blogger with no dependence on advertisers to call for a sanity check, because it appears that B …