Why are our farmers angry? P. Sainath on the latest phase of the agrarian crisis

This is a recording of a PARI Livestream event held on Sunday, 11th June 2017 at 1900 hrs IST.

From farmers being shot dead in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, to those across Maharashtra now out on the streets in protest, to those from Tamil Nadu on hunger strike in New Delhi not so long ago, this has been a season of agrarian discontent. Why is this happening, which way will it go?

Founder editor of People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), P. Sainath discusses the latest phase of the agrarian crisis.

For a detailed and in-depth coverage of the Indian agrarian crisis, please go to Farming and its Crisis at PARI. Sainath has covered rural India and the “troubled world of agriculture” for over three decades. In Farming and its Crisis you will find Sainath’s reports on the agrarian crisis and that of other journalists, including PARI fellows, in as many as 11 Indian languages including English.

People’s Archive of Rural India is a journalism website reporting the stories of 833 million rural Indians. An archive of the living past, a journal of the present, a textbook of the future.

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