Climate change impacts have caused a delay in children’s immunization schedules throughout India, making them vulnerable to diseases. Sanket Jain reports from the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
Over several decades, most Indian farmers have moved either toward commercial crops—like soybean and sugarcane—or toward hybrid varieties of indigenous crops. Meanwhile, grains like traditional millets, which can withstand rapidly changing weather, are on the decline in India. With the Indian government having convinced the UN to declare 2023 the International Year of Millets, what does it mean for Indian farmers? Sanket Jain reports from the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
The number of people below the poverty line in Afghanistan has increased from 19 million in 2020 to 34 million today, reports Peoples Dispatch/Globetrotter News Service.
Activists and the affected said current demolitions are part of preparations for the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit that the capital city of New Delhi is preparing to host in September. Past G20 summits had been met with protests from both anti-globalization movements and groups opposing the displacement of society’s poorest to make way for a summit venue. Parva Dubey reports from Delhi.
Climate change impacts and an epidemic of Lumpy skin disease killing cattle have forced many rural Indians to flee their homes in search of another source of income and take on loans for living expenses. Sanket Jain reports from the countryside of the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
Oppressed people in India have helped build the country into one of the largest sugar producers. But with that has come the bitter taste of labor-law violations and an endless loop of debt. Sanket Jain reports from the sugarcane fields of western Maharashtra.