Capital expenditure has been cut for police services, public construction and ironically various agriculture-associated sectors.
A timeline of the recent protest by farmers from Tamil Nadu at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
The charge of moral hazard reeks of double standards. However, will India’s fiscal deficit targets allow for such a waiver?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
A lack of jobs and an abundant workforce have meant that the agrarian states of India have become tinderboxes waiting to catch fire.
In times of rural distress, it’s important that the debate around GM technology combines talks about food safety issues with their sociological ramifications.
“We wish to convey our deep collective anxiety about the enormous suffering of the rural poor in large parts of India’s countryside as they are battling drought, often for the second or even third consecutive year,” the letter said.