AGRARIAN CRISIS

  • No help from Govt, Rahul's Kalavati threatens suicide July 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Kalavati Bandurkar, who became the face of the Vidarbha's agrarian crisis after Rahul Gandhi mentioned her name in the Lok Sabha, has threatened suicide. "I need land, I need money to care for my children. Otherwise, I will commit suicide and my children will be orphaned," Kalavati said. The mother...
  • No rains in Vidarbha and no loans too July 11, 2008

    Dharampal Jarunde, a farmer in Dorli village of Maharashtras Vidarbha region, is weighing his options carefully this year. Rains have been scarce and the soya he sowed at the start of this season has dried up. Jarunde has is no option but to go for another round of sowinga task which...