One of the fascinating fallouts of the protests by farmers at the border of Delhi has been the emergence of women in the forefront taking charge. Women have also been active in protests against the farm bills in Punjab.
RBI regulations to check over-borrowing or ghost borrowers have failed to deliver, catching women in a cruel cycle of taking loans to repay loans.
In the shadow of the second wave of infections, labourers in Punjab’s industrial town Ludhiana are still getting low wages, while the city confronts acute joblessness.
Lack of sufficient rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, between January and March, has caused major losses in the crops sown in winter.
A survey revealed that big peasants, who were among the top lenders to the labourers, gave them loans in the garb of paying low daily wages.
In a major concern, the report by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, notes among those consuming opioids or 'chitta', the number of injecting drug users has gone up considerably.
The city’s garbage dump has caught fire 486 times in past 15 years, a situation that returned this summer again.
'We have no role in disturbing the climate. We are living peacefully, away from the daily hustle and bustle of urban life. But it is us who are suffering disproportionately from the effects of the changing weather,' says one villager.
In Gue village, located in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul and Spiti district, flash floods have become an annual event.
The Panjab Agriculture University study examined deaths by suicide among farmers between 2000 and 2018 in six districts of the state.