Relief cows are milking Vidarbha farmers
The Maharashtra government claims that a huge transformation is taking place in Vidarbha;
the milk collection has risen 37 per cent. Distressed farmers, who were given the 'princely'
cows as relief, feel otherwise.
does a reality check.
Will herders be heard?
Tending livestock is difficult enough for settled communities, but for migrants the hardships are even worse.
Without formal laws providing them access to water or feed, they must continually negotiate these, or bribe
forest officials to obtain passage rights.
reports on recent studies highlighting their woes.