• Series editor and coordinator of PARI's coverage of the march: Sharmila Joshi, editorial chief, PARI. 
  • Photo editor: Binaifer Bharucha. 
  • Content management team: Subuhi Jiwani, Samyukta Shastri, Sinchita Maji, Jyoti Shinoli.

‘A farmer’s life is full of sadness’

Rising input costs and debt, poor prices and polices – Punjab's farmers speak of their concerns in this video

March 6, 2019 | Subuhi Jiwani

'Even 24 hours of work is not enough'

In government schools in West Bengal's villages, cleaning staff and mid-day meal workers are hired part time, which ensures low salaries and no benefits, and forces the women to do multiple jobs 

January 30, 2019 | Sanket Jain 

A Punjab farmer sings the blues

At the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi in November, a farmer from Punjab sang a moving song about unemployment, debt and the loss of hope. Listen to it here

December 27, 2018 | Binaifer Bharucha

From fields and ploughs to Parliament Street
Binaifer Bharucha • New Delhi, Delhi

From fields and ploughs to Parliament Street

On November 30, 2018, undulating waves of red, yellow and green flags, held aloft by farmers from all over India, spread through the streets of Delhi. Chanting slogans, the farmers marched towards Parliament Street. After battling deep and decades-long agrarian distress, they came to be seen and heard in India’s capital

December 27, 2018 | Binaifer Bharucha

Farmers’ protest: from Bihar to Anand Vihar

At the end of last month, farmers from Bihar gathered outside Anand Vihar station in Delhi for the November 29-30 Kisan Mukti March. In the video featured here, they speak of their concerns and expectations

December 21, 2018 | Namita Waikar and Samyukta Shastri

The solitary cultivators of Himachal

Farmers from Shimla district, who came to Delhi for the Kisan Mukti Morcha on November 29-30, remind us in the video featured here that the bulk of work in agriculture is done by women

December 21, 2018 | Subuhi Jiwani

Freedom fighters speak up for farmers

Hausabai Patil and Ramchandra Sripati Lad – freedom fighters in their 90s from Sangli district, Maharashtra – support the farmers’ demand for a 21-day session of Parliament on the agrarian crisis. Watch these videos

December 10, 2018 | Bharat Patil

Glimpses from the Mukti Morcha
Anushka Jain • New Delhi, Delhi

Glimpses from the Mukti Morcha

Farmers from Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana walked in the march on November 29, 2018, from Gurudwara Shri Bala Sahebji in south Delhi, to Ramila Maidan in central Delhi

December 05, 2018 | Anushka Jain

Walking sticks, papads, jaggery, hookahs, cards

The Kisan Mukti Morcha on November 29-30, 2018, in Delhi was also an occasion for some snacks, smokes, games, phone videos, innovative ways of carrying personal items, and more

December 05, 2018 | Rahul M.

Five farmers speak of their demands
Chetana Borkar • New Delhi, Delhi

Five farmers speak of their demands

What were the specific and varying concerns of farmers from different states? We asked five farmers

December 05, 2018 | Chetana Borkar

Odisha’s cultivators speak of drought and wages

At the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi on November 29-30, 2018, farmers, daily wage workers and activists from Odisha and other states highlighted their recurring problems, while marching amid security personnel

December 04, 2018 | Purusottam Thakur 

Catching a breath mid-march

On November 29 and 30, 2018, farmers from across the country marched from overnight camps in different parts of Delhi to Ramlila Maidan and from there to Parliament Street. In between, some of them stopped for a while for a quick rest

December 04, 2018 | Subuhi Jiwani
Children of farmers at the Delhi march
Sanket Jain • New Delhi, Delhi

Children of farmers at the Delhi march

A few kids too participated in the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi on November 29-30, 2018. They came with their parents, probably because there was no one back home to look after them

December 04, 2018 | Sanket Jain 

Voting with the ballot and with their feet

After voting in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, many farmers took the train to the capital for the march, saying 'nobody paid attention to us in MP, so we thought we should make ourselves heard in Delhi'

December 03, 2018 | Parth M.N.

Drums, cymbals, bells – dancers at the farmers' march

At the November 29-30 farmers' march in Delhi, many came with traditional instruments that emphasised their identity, voice and demands

December 01, 2018 | Chetana Borkar
Marching from Majnu ka Tila to Ramlila
Guru Dhamal and Binaifer Bharucha • New Delhi, Delhi

Marching from Majnu ka Tila to Ramlila

Farmers from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh walked from the overnight camp at Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tila in north Delhi to Ramlila Maidan in the central part of the city on November 29, alongside students who came out to support them

December 01, 2018 | Guru Dhamal and Binaifer Bharucha
The long road to Parliament
• New Delhi, Delhi

The long road to Parliament

After spending the night at Ramlila Maidan, thousands of farmers marched to Parliament Street on November 30 to place their demands before the government

December 01, 2018 | Sanket Jain

Taking back hope from the march

After gruelling journeys that stretched for days for many, the farmers marched to Sansad Marg on November 30, shouting slogans, singing, speaking of their demands. Then they got ready to return to their fields

December 01, 2018 | Parth M.N.
Jhabua's protesting farmers in Delhi
Purusottam Thakur • New Delhi, Delhi

Jhabua's protesting farmers in Delhi

Farmers from Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh, who say the costs of cultivation are much higher than the returns, are demanding better prices for their crops 

November 30, 2018 | Purusottam Thakur

Kisan Mukti Morcha: On the road from Bijwasan
Chetana Borkar • New Delhi, Delhi

Kisan Mukti Morcha: On the road from Bijwasan

On November 29, farmers who had spent the night at a camp in Bijwasan in south east Delhi, started off on the protest march to Ramlila Ground

November 30, 2018 | Chetana Borkar

Marching from Bijwasan to Ramlila Maidan

Farmers from Rajasthan, West Bengal and other states at the November 29-30 protest in Delhi

November 30, 2018 | Sanket Jain

Disciplined, determined and hopeful

Yesterday, November 29, farmers from Maharashtra— as well as many other states – marched to Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan. Today, they will march towards Parliament to highlight their demands

November 30, 2018 | Parth M.N.

Anantapur to Delhi: Alivelamma’s talisman

C. Alivelamma, a tenant farmer, hopes no more farmers are driven to suicide like her husband was

November 30, 2018 | Rahul M.

'Whatever we grow, we suffer losses'

Farmers from the riverine villages of the Sundarbans in West Bengal, who are in Delhi for the November 29-30 farmers' march, speak of their problems back home and what they hope this march will achieve

November 30, 2018 | Namita Waikar and Samyukta Shastri

Dahanu to Delhi, struggling for space and more

Warli women farmers from Palghar district took three trains to reach Delhi for the farmers' march on November 29-30. In the crowded compartments, their songs of protest lightened the long journey

November 29, 2018 | Siddharth Adelkar and Himanshu Chutia Saikia

Drought-hit Yavatmal farmers at Delhi protest

Among the first to arrive in Delhi for the march on November 29-30 was a group of Adivasi farmers from Vidarbha – they came to highlight many problems, but their main concern right now is a crushing drought

November 29, 2018 | Namita Waikar and Samyukta Shastri

The urban poor rally for the rural poor

In a Delhi basti, people speak in support of the farmers marching to the capital on November 29-30

November 29, 2018 | Subuhi Jiwani and Aditya Dipankar
'We were also farmers...'
• New Delhi, Delhi

'We were also farmers...'

At a vegetable market in north Delhi, a day before the farmers' march, vendors speak of the agrarian crisis

November 29, 2018 | Purusottam Thakur

Getting ready for the rally at Ramlila Maidan

Many of the labourers at Ramlila Maidan in north east Delhi, who were putting up the tents and preparing for the November 29-30 farmers’ rally, are themselves migrants from farm families

November 29, 2018 | Parth M.N.

‘It is for my children's future that I march’

Adivasi women farmers from Dahanu speak of why they are taking the train to Delhi for the farmers' march

November 28, 2018 | Siddharth Adelkar

Farmers’ march: voices from a Delhi street

What people in Delhi are saying about the massive farmers' rally starting tomorrow, November 29

November 28, 2018 | Sanket Jain

Driving autos and causes in Dombivli

On Sunday, autorickshaw drivers in Dombivli came together to ask commuters to sign a petition demanding a special session of parliament on the agrarian crisis, and support the farmers' march in Delhi later this week

November 28, 2018 | Siddharth Adelkar
Life after death on the farm
• Mumbai, Maharashtra

Life after death on the farm

Tens of thousands of farm widows in Maharashtra – all of them farmers too – find themselves in a morass of loss, grief, debt, penury, harassment, and miles of paperwork and bureaucracy, after their husbands' suicides

November 23, 2018 | Sharmila Joshi

We need a special session of Parliament…

Watch P. Sainath speak about the upcoming November 29-30 march of farmers and agricultural workers

November 19, 2018 | P. Sainath