Repeated Floods, Drought Affect Maharashtra, But They Are ‘Not An Election Issue’: Experts

Mumbai: Farmers having to buy drinking water. City residents wading through waist-deep waters to get...

Loan Waivers Encourage Defaults, Re-Examine Farm Subsidy, Credit: RBI

Bengaluru: In six years to 2019-20, 10 states have announced farm loan waivers totaling Rs 2.4 lakh ...

Erratic Monsoon, Driven By Climate Change, Damaged 25% Crops In Karnataka’s Kaveri Basin

Bengaluru: Erratic rainfall this monsoon damaged 25% of the kharif (summer) crops sown in the distri...

73.2% Of Rural Women Workers Are Farmers, But Own 12.8% Land Holdings

Nashik, Maharashtra: Pushpa Kadale was nine months pregnant and had a two-and-a-half-year-old daught...

India Must Shift Rice Growing East From Punjab & Haryana To Prevent Desertification

Mumbai: Shifting the major chunk of rice production to India’s central and eastern states like Chh...

Hindu Vigilantes Push Rajasthan’s Cow Trade Into Decline

New Delhi: The cow trade at a leading cattle fair in Rajasthan, India's second-largest cattle-tradin...

In India’s Richest State, Drought, Farm Crisis Arrive Early

Shirur (Beed), Maharashtra: Water tankers had to be brought in by February this year to Dahiwandi, a...

Drought-Hit Gujarat Has Water For Factories, But Not For Farmers

Ahmedabad and Kutch: Bhavanbhai Patel stood facing his farm, as dry and cracked as his farming hands...

Losing Their Fields And All Hope, Andhra Farmers Turn Daily Wagers

Tuggali (Kurnool district), Andhra Pradesh: B Chennaiah looked anxious as he waited with his family ...

42% India’s Land Area Under Drought, Worsening Farm Distress In Election Year

Bangalore & New Delhi: About 42% of India’s land area is facing drought, with 6% exceptionally...