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Coal-water conflict

Hub | May 15, 2013 at 18:14

Maharashtra's agricultural hinterland – especially Marathwada and Vidarbha – have been facing severe water crisis year after year. Issues of debts, crop failure, bad monsoon etc, have historically wreaked havoc on the farmers' livelihoods and...

Punjab farmers trash Centre's strategy to tackle soil degradation

Press release | October 27, 2010 at 12:05

Baghwangarh, Sangat, Punjab, 26 October 2010: In a first of its kind jansunwayi [public hearing] in Punjab farmers today trashed the Centre’s strategy to tackle soil degradation through the new Nutrient Based Subsidy System (NBS) . Hundreds of...

Water for farmers

Page | July 24, 2013 at 11:59

It was Maharashtra’s worst drought in 40 years. For long the state had a unique water policy which gave preference to industries over agriculture. Millions of cubic meters of water meant for irrigation has been allocated for thermal power plants...

India's soil health needs urgent attention

Press release | February 3, 2011 at 15:00

New Delhi, Feb 3, 2011: Releasing the report of the first-ever social audit of soil health and support systems in India titled, Of Soils, Subsidies and Survival, Greenpeace today said the state of country’s soil health needs urgent attention to...

Union budget is a missed opportunity: Greenpeace

Press release | February 28, 2011 at 16:24

New Delhi, 28th February, 2011: Reacting to the Union budget today, Greenpeace said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has not only missed a historical opportunity to ring in a concrete policy to address the soil health crisis but also failed to...

Protecting farmers from future drought does not need “extreme measures” but a strong...

Blog entry by Jai Krishna Ranganathan | April 9, 2013

An open letter to Deputy Chief Minister Maharashtra, Mr Ajit Anantrao Pawar. Respected Sir, Greenpeace India is appalled at the callous and insensitive comments made by you as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in Indapur,...

Restructuring India

Blog entry by Colin Todhunter | November 7, 2013

Back in 2008, Indian finance minister P. Chidambaram claimed that his government’s policies were pro growth and pro equity (1). He blamed an inept system of administering benefits to the poor for the low rate of ‘inclusive growth’. He...

Vellade – living with the ashes

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 11, 2013

A lake in Velladi where ash from power plants is released. Through the small window in the Gram Panchayat room, I could see dust particles coming in. Shocked, I asked if it was the ash that the villagers were talking about. They...

In Maharashtra, drought is causing migration to cities in large scale

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 7, 2013

A child plays in front of a locked house whose residents have migrated. An old man was sitting on his front porch in the afternoon. The fields were barren and empty and so was the village. We were in a small village of Chandrod...

Cattle camps: the last resort

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 3, 2013

Cattle are the last means to earn a living for the drought-affected farmers of Maharashtra. Due to failed crops, there isn't much fodder left for the animals. Even though people own acres of fertile land, it is as good as barren land...

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