Peasant Movement

The farmers in India had to undergo great struggle in all the states to stop exploitation by the Jagirdars and Zamindars. Some of the movements were successful, but others failed. The Kisan Sabha movement started in Bihar under the leadership of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati who had formed in 1929 the Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha (BPKS) […]

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Farmers suicide – reasons and solutions

Situation Analysis: More than 70 % of our population depends on agriculture for its living. However, the farmers’ suicide rate in India is much higher than other developing countries. Karnataka is one such state where farm suicides ranges somewhere between 10000 and 14000 annually. The most prominent reasons are the indebtedness over the farmers, pressure […]

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