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MSP Procurement: Real freedom for farmers -Devinder Sharma

-The Indian Express Amidst continuing protests by Punjab and Haryana farmers against the Centre’s new farm laws, about 3-4 lakh tonnes of paddy arrives every day in Punjab mandis from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. As the paddy marketing season comes to an end, it is estimated...

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Bengal, Kerala agree to Centre's GST borrowing formula

-The Telegraph Three states — Punjab, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh — have not accepted the proposals yet Bengal and Kerala have dropped their opposition to the Centre’s borrowing option to bridge the gap in the Goods and Services Tax revenue receipts. The two states have opted for the limited...

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Refining trade union strategies to strike a chord -KR Shyam Sundar

-The Hindu With labour law reforms set to change industrial relations, trade union responses must include social dialogue too Ten central trade unions (CTUs) have called for a nation-wide strike on November 26, 2020 to condemn what they consider to be the anti-people, and anti-labour economic policies...

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80% of sexual violence against Dalit women committed by dominant caste men: Report

-National Herald This report by Swabhiman Society, a organisation led by Dalit women, and international women’s rights organisation Equality Now examined cases which occurred over a span of 12 years, from 2009 - 2020 At least 80% of the sexual violence cases against Dalit women and girls...

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Why climate change studies on rice production are important in Wayanad -Aleena Thomas

-Down to Earth Area under rice cultivation has been declining rapidly in north Kerala district between 2004-05 and 2018-19 Wayanad in Kerala is known for its traditional rice varieties apart from the district’s unique climate and culture. Even a few decades ago, the farming community cultivated almost...

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