women farmers

Now, Free Legal Aid To Farmers, Especially Women Farmers, In Andhra Pradesh

Farmers, especially the women farmers, in rural India are often at the receiving ends of long drawn legal battles regarding land and property that often conclude in bringing the families to the brink of poverty. Read about an organization that has tied up with the Andhra Pradesh government to provide free legal aid to farmers in the state and provide some relief from unnecessary harassment.
Gyarsi Bai Sahariya who has led the Sahariyas struggle in Baran

Baran’s Sahariya Adivasis Reap the Harvest of their Struggle Against Slavery

The Sahariya tribe of Baran district in Rajasthan is classified as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribe. For years, they were forced to work as bonded agricultural labourers by the landed gentry of the region. The past decade has seen them fighting for their rights, and now with the help of some local NGOs, governmental support and their own unified efforts, they are slowly reaping the benefits of their struggle to be treated as free and equal citizens of this nation.