Agriculture

Farmers and disabled people protesting at CST in 2013
Agriculture
Democracy

Banks Like Moneylenders Charge @ 21%-36% From Farmers #JaiKisan

On Short Term Crop Loans – BRIBES & Documentation cost and Interest cost 8% for average 3 months  Translates to 36+ Interest Rate on compounding.   On Short Term Loans – BRIBES & Documentation cost around 12% for average 2 Years, @ 14% is 40-45% Charge in 2 years or 21%+  Rate on compounding.   […]

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Adopt a rabid dog from Kerala
Agriculture
Animal Rights
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

#BoycottKerala – new rabbit, same hat

The last few days have seen alarming reports about culling of street animals in Kerala. “Apolitical” groups have launched a #BoycottKerala campaign. However, not everything seems to be as it appears. Street dog attacks on children The whole thing apparently started with increasing attacks on children (real or perceived) when 2 children 3-4 year old where […]

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Spinning wheel
Agriculture
Democracy

What is going on with the Handloom Reservation Act?

Secret government proceedings at the best of Power Mill lobbies are apparently acting to have the Handloom Reservation act set aside, ruining the lives of lakhs of handloom workers nationwide.

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organic farm beds cultivation
Agriculture
Best
natural resources

Declaration of the Organic Farmers community of India at the 5th National Organic Farmers’ Convention

March 2, 2015 Declaration of the Organic Farmers community of India at the 5th National Organic Farmers’ Convention, 2015, Chandigarh, India The organic farming community of this country, represented in strength by over 2500 participants at this fifth National Organic Farming Convention, pledges to carry forward with renewed strength our endeavour to mainstream agro-ecological farming […]

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organic farm beds cultivation
Agriculture
General

Coming of Age: the Organic Community of India

The largest organic farming confluence in the world – over 2,500 participants from 22 states of India – gathered at the National Organic Convention in Chandigarh from Feb 28 to March 2, 2015. The flood of registrations had to be stopped a month in advance. Such zeal surely signals the growing recognition of agro-ecology as […]

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