Banda, Uttar Pradesh: Around 30 farmers from the Ela village of Mahua block of the Naraini tehsil in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh got together on November 7 to put on record the destruction of their entire paddy crop due to a disease, which broke out after Diwali. Many of them were small and marginal farmers, with land holdings of no more than two to three bighas. They had leased land and invested over Rs 10,000 on the season’s crop.
It’s October 2, the birth anniversary of a national icon, and of perhaps the smelliest scam in our nation’s history. The focus of the Swachh Bharat Mission in rural India, launched in October 2014 after the BJP’s landslide win in the general elections, is the building of household toilets, and moving towards an “Open Defecation Free” countryside.
“By the virtue of being a woman, she’ll do all the work. She’ll get up at the crack of dawn, before anyone else in the house, finish all the cooking and then send the kids to school. Later, she’ll work in the fields, only to come home and wash everyone’s clothes. She’ll also have to make time for cleaning and other household chores.” In the short span of a breathless rant, Ramvati has perfectly summarised not just her own typical day, but the archetype of the woman farmer.
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