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#India- Desperate for a dam, ready to displace 100,000 people

Author(s): Sugandh Juneja Issue Date: 2013-1-15 Government skews facts to plan a project in Rajasthan that will displace 100,000 people Government says the proposed dam is 150 metres upstream of a wildlife sanctuary, while residents say the project falls inside… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC Directs Bayer Bio Science Pvt Ltd to Compensate 45 lakhs Farmers #Goodnews

MUMBAI | DEC 16, 2012, Outlook The Bombay High Court has asked a seed manufacturing company to pay compensation of Rs 45 lakh to 164 farmers in Maharashtra for supplying defective seeds as a result of which the crop quality suffered…. Continue Reading →

Irrigation scam 2.0 ? Threat to forest land in Maharashtra

Snehal Rebello, Hindustan Times Sawantwadi (Sindhudurg), December 03, 2012  More than 150 hectares of pristine forest in Sawantwadi, 500km south of Mumbai on the Maharashtra–Goa border, could be submerged along with homes, temples and sacred groves for an irrigation project… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra sits on multiple irrigation acts, doesn’t bother to frame rules

    Published: Saturday, Sep 1, 2012, 9:45 IST By Sandeep Pai | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Farmer suicides in Maharashtra are more a routine than an exception. Everyone knows drought is to blame, but the state government, too, cannot shirk… Continue Reading →

Kerala Farmers- Payment mode takes the sheen off subsidies

K. A. MARTIN , The Hindu The HinduPaddy farmers at work in fields near Palakkad on a rainy day just ahead of Farmers’ Day on Chingam 1, which falls on August 17. Poor rain has delayed sowing and harvesting in… Continue Reading →

Bar GM food crops, says parliamentary panels #BTbrinjal #Goodnews

The committee found that the present regulatory system in our country which comprises of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is inadequate and the regulatory system needs to be more robust, ensuring severe scrutiny.Basudeb Acharia Chairperson, parliamentary committee on agriculture A… Continue Reading →

Proposal to ban SEZ on tribal land, farms

BASANT KUMAR MOHANTY, Telegraph New Delhi, June 26: A ban has been proposed on the setting up of special economic zones (SEZ) on land in tribal areas and agricultural land. A meeting today between rural development minister Jairam Ramesh and… Continue Reading →

Scientist’s warn Assam could go Chhattisgarh way on farmer suicides

TNN Jun 3, 2012, 01.08AM IST GUWAHATI: Agriculture scientist GV Ramanjaneyulu on Saturday said Assam could go the Chhattisgarh way in terms of farmers‘ suicides if the state government fails to implement concrete measures in protecting the interests of farmers…. Continue Reading →

A bitter Harvest for Farmers in India BT cotton and Monsanto

Bt Cotton, a bitter harvest for farmers Kavitha Kuruganti It is clear that the mounting evidence that is coming into the public domain, including the internal advisory from the agriculture ministry linking farm distress and suicides with Bt cotton, is… Continue Reading →

Turning the Tide: Women’s Lives in Fisheries and the Assault of Capital

By Nilanjana Biswas Economic and Political Weekly Over the years, research on women in the fisheries moved from a framework of political economy to a framework of political ecology. This meant that analyses shifted away from labour, production relations and… Continue Reading →

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