January 18 is celebrated each year as Mahila Kisan Diwas, or Women Farmers’ Day, in India. This year, women farmers in the thick of struggles against the farm laws expressed their determination to continue the fight
Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and farmers and their allies across India participated in the pan-India strike action against the recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by the Narendra Modi government
Workers and farmers demanded the withdrawal of recent laws that will destroy their livelihood
The call for this massive countrywide action has been given by 10 central trade unions and dozens of independent federations. Simultaneously, an umbrella platform of over 300 farmers’ organizations has called for a two-day protest
The farmers, under the banner of All India Kisan Coordination Committee, an organization of more than 250 farmers’ groups, said three new laws approved by the govt. would benefit corporates at the cost of their livelihood
A recent two-day symposium examined key issues in Indian agriculture today, including increasing corporate control over different aspects of the sector, land grabs and the use of different trade agreements to capture and rig markets in the global south.
In a major victory for the farmers, the state government gave written assurance accepting all the fifteen demands put forward, including one to increase land parcels in forest zones
Over 80,000 farmers are taking part in the second Kisan Long March that began on February 20. The march was launched after the State government failed to honor any of the promises it made following the first march in 2018
Farmers are protesting against the banks’ practice of demanding blank checks from farmers for disbursal of loans, which is often used to incarcerate them when a loan payment fails
Almost 220 lakh tons of onion crops have flooded the market, which is around 40 lakh tons more than the country’s consumption capacity. The government was too late in hiking export subsidies
The tens of thousands of Indian farmers who gathered at New Delhi on November 29-30 had decided that enough was enough and it was time to challenge the government for its failure to alleviate the agrarian crisis
Farmers in India are demanding a special session which will only discuss the plight of the farmers, and ways to address the severe agrarian crisis.