Cardamom estate owners to see a dip in prices

Cardamom cultivators in Kerala are dealing with debt, price drop of their produce and labour shortage all at once, thanks  to the current crisis. By Kurian Joe  Cultivators of cardamom are facing a huge loss as the auctions have been paused due to the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus. The estates were reopened after permission […]

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Vegetable prices shoot-up due to lockdown

Residents are worried as the prices of essential commodities soar high due to COVID-19. Shreyas Vange April 13,2020 Due to the lockdown prices of vegetables have gone up. Residents say that it is very expensive for them to buy vegetables on a frequent basis. Neha Thatte, a resident of ‘Shukrawar Peth, Pune said, “Before the […]

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Sugar Factories: Not So Sweet

Shree Renuka sugar factory releases untreated wastewater directly into the fields of the  Burlatti village. The chemically contaminated water is destroying the crops of the villagers. The groundwater of the village has become unsafe for drinking. Sandeep Razak is a farmer who owns five acres of land. He cultivates sugarcane, maize, and banana. He said, […]

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‘From Debt to Death’: Farmers distress in Yelburga Taluk

According to the Taluk agricultural department, farmer’s suicide rate in Yelburga Taluk has almost doubled in the past two years. Shanta’s husband, Baswaraj committed suicide two years ago facing the heavy debt from the bank loan which he was unable to pay. “It was five months before the suicide that the problem began. At that […]

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