Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

By Mohammad Shoeb Kishanganj, Bihar,June 13, 2021 Low crop rate has inflicted financial stress on maize farmers in Bihar and Seemanchal. The pandemic, shutdown and rain make their plight worse. These farmers demand better crop prices and investment in food processing industries that will help boost prices of grains.They urge state and federal authorities to ensure fair prices for their crops. Lack of infrastructure, organised market, … Continue reading Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

By Sudeep Sonawane & Dr Radhika NagrathHaridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, IndiaNovember 1, 2020.The coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown have cleaned India’s toxically polluted Ganga River. They have done what civil societies, state and federal governments’ several environmental projects and public money, running into billions of rupees, failed to do for decades.The largest of India’s 12 major river basins, the Ganga basin covers a land area … Continue reading Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga