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Towards Greening the Revolution

G O Can there be a new interpretation of 'agrarian revolution' that does not stop with 'land distribution' but goes on to pose alternatives to corrupt, ecologically destructive and inequalitarian irrigation schemes?

MAHARASHTRA-Fighting Famine

MAHARASHTRA Fighting Famine G O OCTOBER 27 was a central day in Khanapur taluka for the complex rural class politics of sugar and water. On one side rich farmers filled tractors and trucks with their village dependents to decorate the opening ceremony of the 'Yashwant Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana', one of several new sugar factories licensed for rural Maharashtra. On the other, toiling peasants and rural labourers came on their own initiative and funds, by walking, bus or hired truck, to attend the Drought Eradication conference held in the taluka town of Vita under the auspices of the Maharashtra State Drought Relief and Eradication Committee and organised primarily by activists of the Mukti Sangarsh movement.

MAHARASHTRA-Sugar Factories Strike-No Attempt at Worker-Rural Poor Alliance

MAHARASHTRA Sugar Factories Strike No Attempt at Worker-Rural Poor Alliance G O A UNITED strike of workers in all 69 private and co-operative sugar factories in Maharashtra should potentially have the capability of shaking the countryside. But as the days pass and the strike (scheduled to begin any time without notice) looms, there is a curious Jack of tension. Few indeed outside the workers and managers and a few political activists even seem to know about it.

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