drought

Agriculture
Democracy
National

Repression of Activists cannot stop the second Kisan Long March

In order to stop the AIKS-led second Kisan Long March in Maharashtra against the betrayal of farmers by the BJP’s central and state governments, the government has taken recourse to repression. This Long March, which will begin from Nashik on February 20, the martyrdom anniversary of Comrade Govind Pansare, and will end in Mumbai on […]

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road being cleaned in drought hit yavatmal
Economic inequality
National
natural resources

Roads washed in drought hit Yavatmal for Chief Minister’s visit

When a village decides to wash roads with water during drought, because the Chief Minister is to visit.

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Thermal Plants want water, farmers need it
Media
National

Drought and Farmer Suicides 101 for Manu Joseph

Not sure how to do this, given that this is a data free hatchet job by Manu Joseph. So it isn’t like he is claiming that his absurd claims are backed by data to begin with. Still, because I’m irritated enough, doing a limited take down of yet another attempt to trivialize the gravity and […]

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National

Maharashtra drought: Does development have to devastate?

Nagpur: A severe drought gripping many parts of Maharashtra did not deter spiritual leader Asaram Bapu from celebrating a pre-Holi function and wasting many litres of water here Sunday, said a social group. Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (ANS) condemned Asaram Bapu’s alleged Goli play and staged a protest. “A person […]

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Thermal Plants want water, farmers need it
Environment

To Maharashstra Chief Minister on Maharashtra drought #MAHAdrought

Dear Mr Chavan, I am not going to talk about irrigation projects and such things that you already have practiced replying. Let us look at what is happening. Vidarbha always seems to be reeling under drought. Rains fail, crops fail, farmers are not able to repay debts, farmer suicides happen. That is the routine story […]

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