Why farmers along the Ganga are unhappy
The river is key to the rural economy and politics of the primarily agricultural state of Bihar
At least 10 Lok Sabha constituencies, one fourth of the state, are directly impacted by the river
HAJIPUR/NALANDA/PATNA : Manoj Kumar, a 50-year-old marginal farmer who owns land along the Ganga near Hajipur in Bihar, has not heard about the recent decision of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to give ₹6,000 annually to small and marginal farmers. Neither does he know about the farm loan waiver promise of the Congress. His only demand is for a job that will give him a steady source of income.