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Why a tag like #JaiKisan is necessary

JaiKisan describes the challenges faced by Indian farmers

A Twitter tag #JaiKisan is attempting to educate Indians on the realities and conditions of farmers in India. Farmers produce the country’s food. They purchase inputs at retail prices, sell produce at wholesale prices. Unlike a lot of products, farm produce is relatively short lived and takes a long time to grow. A crash in prices basically …

Paddy, what price?

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Recently in Durg, Raipur and Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) Jagdish Ram Nishad’s winter paddy crop is about to be harvested. On his three-acre farm, a few km from his home, green paddy strands stand along the neat rows of cabbage that are now in full bloom. In the last ten years, the 38-year-old farmer in Kopedih village, …

Kerosene Blackmarketing- The Real Picture #EconomicSurvey

Leakages in Public Distribution System according to Economic Survey of India for 2014-15

The Economic Survey of India states that PDS allocations lost to leakages were 54%of wheat, 15%of rice, 48%Sugar & 41% of Kerosene. That’s over Rs. 68,700 crore rupees. [tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Aun_X, @Vidyut” url=”https://t.co/IoqjNglEh2″]Amazing how popular ration items show the most “leakages” #EconomicSurvey http://t.co/YzVnuK7ZWD[/tweetthis] Wheat, sugar and kerosene are the three items most people prefer to purchase from the …

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

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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 …

Foreign hand in the IB Report?

Green field with maize crop

India’s Sovereignty, Security and Freedom at risk- Is the IB being used by foreign corporations to take over India’s vital seed sector? The IB report has a special section on GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms). It clearly supports the introduction of GM crops into Indian agriculture. The IB report makes specific mention of the Supreme Court …