A massive $16.4 billion proposed coal mine has sparked protests and a heated debate. As the Adani project becomes a symbol of Australia’s future, The Wire examines the issues at stake.
Farmers with the smallest land holdings and landless agricultural labourers who need financial support do not have access to formal sources of credit and do not benefit from loan waivers.
Sugarcane used to be something of an ‘insurance’ crop in the region, bound to bring returns. But not anymore.
Some years ago, Western UP was better off than other parts of the country, but farmer suicides and stories of struggling families have been on the rise since.
With municipal slaughterhouses shut since 2012 and private ones now forced to down their shutters, buffalo-meat sellers have nowhere to go.