Dalit and Muslim organisations gathered this week in Meerut to demand the release of the Bhim Army leader, who has been languishing in jail after the Adityanath government slapped charges against him under the National Security Act.
The average price for potatoes in UP in November 2016 was Rs 916 per quintal, which fell 41.8% to Rs 532 per quintal in the month of December 2016 – the first full month post demonetisation.
Despite knowing the problem, both the state and central governments have failed to address the crisis UP’s potato farmers are facing.
Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech was vague on the details, and closer inspection reveals that it was also misleading.
While the hike in power prices will increase rural distress, many farmers believe the move is particularly cruel because the quality of rural power supply hasn’t improved.
The victory of the Australian Labour Party – which has promised to veto a prospective Federal government to the Adani group – is bad news for the company.
Dalit villagers in Shabbirpur are still hoping that the members of their community – as well as Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar – charged under the NSA will be released.
While support for the controversial mine exists in rural areas – where the narrative of jobs finds resonance – it is opposed in metropolitan centres where a more definitive acceptance of the threats from climate change defines attitudes.
Even as China has swooped in to save the day, critics claim that the project is financially unsustainable and will only work if the risk is shifted onto Australian taxpayers.
With the $16-billion Adani coal mine dividing the Australian public, The Wire looks at the country’s environmental concerns and how the Carmichael project adds to them.
From environmentalists to politicians to indigenous groups, there is strong local opposition to the Adani project in Queensland. The Wire examines the factors at play and how the Adani Group is responding.
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.