Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti

  • At 56 deaths a month, Vidarbha screams for intervention April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region has seen 168 farmer suicides in the first three months of this 2013. Made up of 11 districts, Vidarbha is home to two-thirds of the state's mineral resources and three-quarters of its forest resources. But poverty and malnutrition and endemic. "According to police reports, 168 farmer...
  • Vidarbha farmers' group objects to 'Peepli Live' August 14, 2010

    Nagpur: A farmer's advocacy group in Vidarbha has objected to the content of the just-released Hindi film Peepli Live, saying it is a wrong representation of the misery of the family members of farmers who committed suicide. "The farmers in any region of India commit suicide due to the wrong policies...
  • Kalavati out of Maharashtra Assembly polls September 29, 2009

    Nagpur: Widow Kalavati Bandurkar on Tuesday withdrew her candidature from the Maharashtra Assembly polls - a decision her party said she was "forced" to take by "vested interests" after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi propelled her to fame. The move came five days after Kalavati travelled in an ambulance to file her...
  • Kalavati travels in ambulance to file poll papers September 25, 2009

    Nagpur: An ailing Kalavati Bandurkar, a farmer's widow from Yavatmal in Maharashtra who shot to fame after her encounter with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, travelled in an ambulance on Friday afternoon to the office of the returning officer in Wani constituency to file her nomination papers for the upcoming Assembly...
  • Maharashtra: Face of Vidarbha Kalavati files nomination September 25, 2009

    Nagpur: Kalavati Bandurkar, a farmer's widow from Yavatmal in Maharashtra who shot to fame after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's speech during last year's trust vote, will fight Maharashtra Assembly elections from Wani in Yawatmal district. Kalavati, who filed her nomination on Friday, has been named by the Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti...