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Articles by: Prema Revati

Death Ravages Cauvery Delta Districts: The The Business of Credit

Death Ravages Cauvery Delta Districts: The The Business of Credit

Co-Written by Prema Revati and Senthil Babu (This is the second essay in our series on the distress deaths in the Cauvery delta districts of Tamil Nadu, which has now climbed into the 250s.) Credit is what sustains farming and everyday life in the district, and this year, given the non-release of adequate amounts of water from the Cauvery, demonetisation,[Read More…]

The Cauvery Delta Withers

The Cauvery Delta Withers

For many decades now, the delta farmers have been at the receiving end of the water dispute between the two riparian neighborsTamilnadu and Karnataka. This year, along with Cauvery the monsoon also failed them. More than 250 farmers have died over the last three months – some committed suicide while many died of shock and pent-up trauma, according to media reports and farmers associations