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When cover for farmers came a cropper -Rajalakshmi Nirmal

-The Hindu Business Line How 140 farmers in Maharashtra’s Jalna district have been left high and dry Farmers of Jalna district in Aurangabad Division of Maharashra, who planted pomegranate, mango and sweet lime in the 2017 kharif season and lost their crop because of a drought are in a state of despair. Despite coughing up premiums for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), they have not received a penny from the...

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Rhetoric no salve for farm distress -PP Sangal

-Financial Express Farmers in India (also in undivided India) have generally been poor, and it has not been only the phenomenon of post-reforms period in Independent India, as believed by some. Yes, now it is becoming worse day by day. Farmers’ distress over the past few years has taken a new dimension so much so that political parties, without exception, are now using it as an opportunity to win elections by...

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Aruna Roy, well-known social and political activist, interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM ( Interview with Aruna Roy. ARUNA ROY is a well-known social and political activist. A former Indian Administrative Service officer, she resigned from the IAS in 1975 and has since worked with the most oppressed in society. Aruna Roy’s observation on government service is indicative of her future concerns: “Everyone calls it an elite service; I always felt the discourse should be a bit better than what it was. I was shocked...

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Why KALIA may be better option than loan waiver in supporting big, small farmers

-Financial Express Even as loan waivers are known to help a small number of farmers, Odisha has come up with a farmer-centric scheme which assists farming on a large and secular scale. It comes at a time when a debate on validity of loan waiver is being discussed across the country. KALIA — a farmer-specific scheme launched by the state — includes payments to everyone from big farmers and landless cultivators...

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Lifelines beyond farm loan waivers -Kirankumar Vissa

-The Hindu In addition to reforming the credit system, agriculture should be made profitable Rural agrarian distress is firmly at the centre of the national discourse today, triggered by the recent Assembly election results in the Hindi heartland as well as continuous farmer agitations in the past two years (picture). Just a month ago, the farmers’ march in Delhi highlighted the reality of their deprivation, anger and resolve. Quite remarkably, their presence...

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