Agrarian crisis, farmers' protests and women's assertion

Rao, Nitya ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6318-0147 (2023) Agrarian crisis, farmers' protests and women's assertion. In: Passionate Politics. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 177-186. ISBN 9781526157720

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Abstract

Despite a declining share in GDP, agriculture still constitutes the mainstay for close to half of India’s population. Yet, with little investment in agricultural research and extension over the past two decades, lack of procurement at announced minimum support prices, and in the face of growing climatic variability, the farming community continues to experience massive distress. This has resulted in a large number of protests by farmers over the past few years, escalating since 2017, a direct response to the unmet promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 2014 election campaign, to implement the recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers. The current protests have also seen an articulation by women farmers, seeking recognition and support for their contributions to the economy as farmers, not just as home-makers and ‘unpaid household helpers’.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: farmers protest,india,women's assertion,farmers commission,arts and humanities(all),social sciences(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Gender and Development
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Health and Disease
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Literacy and Development Group
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2023 08:56
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 12:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/92378
DOI: 10.7765/9781526157751.00028

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