Agrarian Crisis

Punjab: Crisis in Agriculture

A Seminar on ' Agriculture Crisis In Punjab And Its Solution' was held on 23rd January, 2016 at Chandigarh as  part of a series of programmes being organised by the Punjab State Committee of CPI(M) in connection with the observance of the birth  Centenary of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet.

Modi Government Intensifies Agrarian Crisis

Traversing through the pages of history of another era and time need not necessarily be an unwanted digression irrelevant for the present question this article seeks to address. John Maynard Keynes once an active member of the Cambridge University Free Trade Association on a later day advocated Welfare economics and State intervention to overcome the crisis of world capitalism after the Great Depression.

Resolution on Farmers’ Suicides and Agrarian Crisis

Resolution on Farmers’ Suicides and Agrarian Crisis
Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep anguish at the continuing phenomenon of distress-induced suicides among farmers in different parts of India. These suicides of farmers have come to be the most visible manifestation of the crisis of livelihoods that liberalisation and imperialist-led globalisation has unleashed in the Indian countryside after 1991. It is a reflection of the decline in public investment in agriculture, slow growth of agricultural output, adverse terms of trade and decline in the share of cultivators in the value addition.
The 20th Congress of the CPI(M) notes with grave concern that, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), between 1995 and 2010, there were a total of 2,56,913 suicides of Indian farmers. A substantial number of these are related to the impact of the agrarian crisis.