(Left) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with a group of sugarcane farmers in New Delhi on 29 June; Congress president Rahul Gandhi met the family members of a farmer killed in 2017 farmers’ agitation in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, on 6 June. Photo: HT/PTI

Farmer, farmer, lend me your (T)ear

6 min read . 02 Aug 2018
A licensed plot of opium poppy crop in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh.  Farmers in the region refer to opium cultivation as ‘ghulami ki kheti’, a slave’s crop.

The opium trap

12 min read . 08 Sep 2017
More than half of all agricultural households in the country have outstanding loans (from all sources of credit).

Who benefits from farm loan waivers?

1 min read . 19 Jun 2017
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