Thousands of women in Dindori have taken up the task of reviving the cultivation of nutrient-rich kodo and kutki, thereby marking a noticeable shift from subsistence production to commercial agriculture in this tribal belt home to indigenous groups like Baiga and Gond.
In India, more than 271 million people moved out of poverty between 2005-06 and 2015-16, said the estimates released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
Wearing red caps and waving red flags, the agitating farmers and workers raised slogans against the policies of the BJP-led central government and criticised what they said was the party's "communal and divisive agenda".
Launched as an ambitious programme through a resolution passed by the Sikkim Legislative Assembly in 2003, organic farming seems to be floundering on the ground, though, in terms of delivering the expected rewards to farmers.
Despite generally being neglected and discarded in the historiography of India’s glorious freedom movement, it has to be accepted that the Communists played a crucial role in the country’s freedom struggle,
The documentary, directed by Shawn Sebastian and NC Fazil, was one of the three short films which were denied censorship exemption by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for screening at the ongoing festival.
Farmers in two of the largest states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, which are presently ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, have resorted to agitation over a wide-range of issues concerning their livelihood.