cattle

Budget Betrays Farmers’ Demands, continues to Peddle Lies and Brazen Privatisation 1

Budget Betrays Farmers’ Demands, continues to Peddle Lies and Brazen Privatisation

Statement: The Union Financial Budget presented today in the Parliament for the year 2021-22 had almost nothing new to offer for Indian agriculture. It has completely disregarded the farmers protesting across the country demanding fair remuneration of their toil and labour. In 2020-21, the budgeted allocation for agriculture was Rs 134349 crore, which has fallen …

Budget Betrays Farmers’ Demands, continues to Peddle Lies and Brazen Privatisation Read More »

Modi travel's in Adani's plane

The end of infatuation with Modi and regrets – aka – rats fleeing sinking ship

We’ve been seeing this phenomenon all through since the 2014 Lok Sabha election that swept the BJP to power in India. Assorted supporters of Modi and BJP backing off warily as individuals or in groups as they realize that the trailer and the film have little in common. And of course there are those like …

The end of infatuation with Modi and regrets – aka – rats fleeing sinking ship Read More »

Victory rally as Rajasthan government accepts farmer demands

Massive victory for farmers of Rajasthan gets ignored by National Media #Sikar

On the 1st of September 2017, farmers of the Akhil Bharatiya Kisab Sabha called for an indefinite mahapadav or gherao of the various District Collectorates in Rajasthan. Like the farmer protests in Maharashtra, these too were sustained bouts of anger over neglect by the government. The farmers had very basic demands related to the very …

Massive victory for farmers of Rajasthan gets ignored by National Media #Sikar Read More »

Children eating mid day meal

Maharashtra’s discontinuation of hot cooked meals in aanganwadis #corruption

The Scroll has reported that the state government of Maharashtra has used a loophole created by the center in the National Food Security Act to subvert its recommendation of hot cooked meals for children between ages 3 and 6. Yet another signature move by a BJP government that kills several of their birds with a …

Maharashtra’s discontinuation of hot cooked meals in aanganwadis #corruption Read More »

#Modi@3: Three years in, dark days ahead

In many ways, Narendra Modi’s celebration of three years in power represents what the man and his government stands for. He inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam, which is immediately spun as a great achievement of his, with hints laid out in good measure, that it also means some sort of a challenge to China on our …

#Modi@3: Three years in, dark days ahead Read More »

jai-kisan

Data on farmers and intro on issues with agriculture in India #JaiKisan

Here are some points that give a broad overview of farmers in India as statistics and other data based information. How many farmers are there in India? Depends on what you call farmers. There are cultivators and there are agricultural labour. The data over the years is as follows. Year Cultivators (in million) Agricultural labourers …

Data on farmers and intro on issues with agriculture in India #JaiKisan Read More »