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Agrarian Distress in India

Photo Source: The News Minute

By Naveed Qazi | Editor, Globe UpFront


India is not only a country that now has the world’s tallest statue, but it is also a country of debt-ridden and anguished farmers, malnourished children and where millions of people still sleep on the road pavements, and can’t have ample meals for a day.
A protest march called ‘Dilli Chalo’ (Delhi March) by hundred thousand farmers, mainly an amalgam of two hundred seven organisations called All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), just months before next prime ministerial election, reflects that Narendra Modi’s slogan ‘Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas’ (everybody’s support and everybody’s development)hasn’t resonated well with every citizen in the country.
For these dissenting farmers, hoping for a better future of their children, the protest march to New Delhi has involved a great amount of sacrifice, because people have been travelling in trains and tractors, taking long journeys, and leaving back their h…

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