P SAINATH

  • Farmer suicides increase at an alarming rate January 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Some alarming revelations have surfaced from a new study. A record 2.5 lakh farmers have committed suicide in India over the last 13 years. Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar's home state Maharashtra tops the list. It has the worst record for the 10th consecutive year. According to The National Crime...
  • Sainath dedicates award money to farmers' families August 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Journalist/social activist and this year's Magsaysay award winner Palagumni Sainath has dedicated a part of his award money to support the families of farmers in distress. The rural affairs editor of The Hindu has dedicated the remaining part of the yettobereleased prize money for the welfare of freedom...
  • Journalist P Sainath wins Magsaysay Award July 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Journalist and social activist Palagumni Sainath won the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award regarded as Asia's equivalent of the Nobel prize, for his contributions to journalism, literature and creative communication arts. Announcing the award, the Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) said that...