Vidarbha

Thermal Plants want water, farmers need it

Farmer distress in Gujarat. Farmer suicides and more.

One should never underestimate the power of denial. Modi suporters are comparing Gujarat with Maharashtra (unbeaten champ of farmer suicides) and claiming that Gujarat does not have a problem. Wait a minute. Not so fast. Being better than the worst is hardly leader material. If it were a classroom (compulsive associations from ranking – left …

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Farmer suicides in India: Peddling anti-farmer bull shit

There is a category of journalists and publications which consistently publish seemingly scientific articles that are aimed at one or more of the following goals: Trivializing the problem of farmer suicides and denying the agrarian crisis. Exonerating the role of neo-liberal policies, insufficient support to agriculture and the role of unsuitable crops (including GM) in …

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Vidarbha: The Farmer Suicide capital of India

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Genetically Modified truths

The report tabled by the all party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture in the Parliament on 9th August 2012 titled “Cultivation of Genetically Modified Food Crops – Prospects and Effects” is unanimous and superb and I recommend that you read it. This post is about the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s visit to Vidarbha – famous for …

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