October 30, 2020

Almost half the farmers fear the new agri laws will result in exploitation by private companies: Gaon Connection Survey

36% respondents fear that due to the open market, the central government would decrease procurement at MSP, while 33% fear the MSP system would be eliminated by the new agri laws.

Arvind Shukla
October 17, 2020

Will the new agri laws benefit or harm farmers?

Farmers, farmers’ organisations, agriculture entrepreneurs, CEOs of agro companies and experts in organic agriculture spoke at Gaon Connection’s Gaon Cafe.

Arvind Shukla
October 12, 2020

Grain Drain: Farmers in Uttar Pradesh sell paddy below government rate to repay loans

While the Centre continues to assure farmers that it will stand by the minimum support price of Rs 1,888 per quintal, farmers are being compelled to sell their paddy at Rs 1,200 a quintal or less.

Arvind Shukla
September 26, 2020

Essential Commodities Act: What’s the benefit of the recent amendment?

After 65 years, the Act governing the storage and supply of essential commodities, including potato, onion, oil and pulses, has been amended. The Centre claims it will benefit both farmer and customer.

Arvind Shukla
September 16, 2020

Men protesting electrocution of a teenage boy flee Uttar Pradesh village as cops clamp down

Three people have been arrested and a case registered against 75 villagers, including 35 women, in Jhinjholi gram panchayat. The women say they are being unfairly harrassed.

Arvind Shukla
August 21, 2020

42% farmers could not sow crops in time during the lockdown: Gaon Connection Survey

In a first of its kind survey, Gaon Connection delves into the depths of the agony suffered by rural India, especially its farmers, during the lockdown.

Arvind Shukla
July 28, 2020

‘Merchant of Venice’ in UP? Couple who lent money from a moneylender for son’s treatment now landless

India may have succeeded in keeping many social evils and exploitative practices at bay, but moneylenders in rural India looting the poor is not one of them.

Arvind Shukla
July 18, 2020

MP police brutality on Dalit couple: Will there be action against the real culprit?

Following outrage over the viral video showing MP Police thrashing Dalit farmers, government acted against Guna collector and SP. But, will there be action against the real culprit?

Arvind Shukla
July 13, 2020

FAO warns of fresh locust attacks; demand to declare it a national calamity grows stronger

At least 100 districts in 10 states of the country are under locust attacks at present. These are expected to get worse in the coming few months and may pose a threat to the nation’s food security.

Arvind Shukla
July 8, 2020

COVID19 lockdown: In remote villages, people survive on just dry rotis

A 14-year-old girl, in a remote Indian village Gaon Connection spoke to, offered a perspective on how millions of people in Indian villages are suffering the COVID19 lockdown.

Arvind Shukla