Truth vs Hype: Marathwada's Unequal Fields

PUBLISHED ON: September 19, 2015 | Duration: 21 min, 51 sec

   
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Marathwada, in Maharashtra is not unfamiliar to water scarcity, but is now confronting possibly its worst ever drought. Yet lush fields of water guzzling sugarcane are a symptom of a deeper, man-made dimension to the crisis. We report on how there is a reluctance to correct the mistakes of the past - of the unfair promoting one crop over the others, of undoing the political economy that makes such inequalities possible. In many ways what we are witnessing in Marathwada, is symptomatic of tough choices that confront Indian agriculture, and the consequences of failure to remedy.
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