• Reflection

    ‘Don’t send us funds. They will never reach us’

    Officials from central government (GOI) and regional office had a program with a farmers group in Nagaland. I did not attend the program but I was told when I sat with the same farmers for another meeting recently. In that program, the officials from outside heard the plight of the farmers and offered to help through financial support to their work. How the farmers replied to that offer is something which needs our attention. They replied, ‘DON’T SEND US FUNDS. THEY WILL NEVER REACH US’. It was not that the farmers did not need the money. But their reply said it all. They have lost faith in the State government.…