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Farmer long march in Mumbai. Night at somaiya ground

A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest …

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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 …

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RTI right to information

Central Govt’s proposal to amend RTI Rules will increase attacks on RTI users and activists

Dear all, The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has invited comments on a new set of Draft Rules (available in English only) to implement The Right to Information Act, 2005. The RTI Rules were last amended in 2012 after a long period of consultation with various stakeholders. The Government’s move to put the draft …

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Going cashless or recapitalizing banks

A reckless war on cash – the real goal of #DeMonetisation

It isn’t just in India, that people are being forced to put money into banks. Banks worldwide are in trouble. Banks worldwide are needing bailouts. Demonetisation of notes is being considered as well as put into action in country after country – Europe (plan to not make 500 Euros post 2018), Venezuela (got reversed after …

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