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Venkatesh’s suicide a clear case of Dalit discrimination, says NGO

Venkatesh’s suicide a clear case of Dalit discrimination, says NGO

A team from the Centre for Dalit Studies says authorities at the University of Hyderabad are to blame for the research student ending his life earlier this week Four days after the suicide of M. Venkatesh, a Ph.D student at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), a team from Centre for Dalit Studies, an NGO, has said the suicide was a clear case of discrimination against Dalit students in the campus. It has also accused varsity authorities of being indifferent to the needs of Dalit students, and also of putting in little effort towards consoling the family of the deceased. “There ... Read More »

Survival of small farms crucial for food security

Survival of small farms crucial for food security

For the last 25 years, Deccan Developmental Society (DDS) in Medak District, Andhra Pradesh has been working in more than 70-odd villages along with 5,000 dalit women farmers. “More than 60 per cent of their livelihood is derived from small holdings. In fact there must be more than 300 million small and marginal farmers in this country. And everyone who analyses Indian agriculture and farmers clearly says that the survival of these small farmers is crucial to the nation’s food security and well being,” says Mr. P.V. Sateesh, Director, DDS. Food analyst Some of the most respected food analysts in ... Read More »

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