While the Centre must be commended for committing to undertake these reforms, it is equally important that these reforms form part of a larger farming ecosystem and unless simultaneous changes are brought in other aspects, these reforms may fall flat
Presenting the budget for FY2020-21 in the Rajasthan Assembly, Gehlot referred to the public welfare measures in the last budget, and said that his government has tried to present a concrete action plan in this budget also.
"When the BJP government was making hollow claims in the Budget about the interest of farmers, the incident of suicide by a farmer in UP's Banda was exposing their claims," Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
The farmer, Srikant Vishnu Gadale, a resident of Vadmauli in Kej taluka, has expressed this wish in a letter submitted to the office of Beed collector on Thursday.
The 2019 livestock census read in its entirety indicates that the non-vegetarian lifestyles in India are on the rise.
TMC leaders had been confident that the farmers were solidly with the party till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections stunned them
The design of the scheme is incongruous with the objective of supporting low income farmers, and even in states with decent land record systems, it is incapable of implementation without significant leakages.
Industry leaders including Gautam Adani, Anand Mahindra, ITC Managing Director Sanjiv Puri and Walmart India CEO Krish Iyer felt issues relating to farmers, unorganised sector workers and middle class were addressed in the Budget without 'risking bankruptcy of the economy'.
As part of the package, which includes an income support scheme, will transfer a sum of Rs 6,000 per year to farmers who own upto 2 hectares of land.
Here's a roundup of the key happenings in the commodities market, with a deep dive into some of the most active counters
Here's a roundup of key updates in the commodities market.
A drop in production would slash exports from the world's second-biggest sugar producer and support global prices that have fallen 15 percent so far in 2018.
Market reforms and not loan waivers is the only way to help poor farmers, the weakest link in the food chain, to stand on its feet
The government-to-government level trade deal to export sugar to China will be a game changer for the beleaguered sector
The government announces minimum support prices (MSPs) for most crops yearly to set a benchmark, although state agencies usually buy limited quantities of staples such as rice and wheat at those prices due to a lack of storage and funds. Market prices for many crops typically run well below MSPs.
Sakshi Batra discusses with Gaurav Choudhury , Policy Editor of Moneycontrol, the implications of this new policy on sugarcane farmers who have still not been paid arrears to the tune of Rs 13000 crore.
In what can be construed as an admission of guilt Trump administration announced a $12 billion emergency relief package for its farmers caught in the crossfire of the president’s trade war
An overdose of sugar incentives is affecting both the sugar sector in India and the world
The state agriculture department had announced the paddy transplantation from June 20 instead of June 15 to preserve water and check the fast depleting groundwater table.
Maharashtra has a lopsided allocation of resources that favors certain crops and orphans others, which further aggravates the issue of farmers' incomes.
The 'Fish Pond Yojana' scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while inaugurating a workshop on 'Doubling of Farmer Income through Dairy and Allied Farming Practices' here.
The state government has announced a Rs 32,000 crore scheme to waive farm loans of up to Rs 1 lakh by lending institution as on or before March 31, 2016. The state government in a release said that farm loans of Rs 10,000 and above have been waived benefiting 11,27,890 farmers.
Nearly every section that constitutes the socio-political economy of Sikar district has turned up to lend support to what had started as a farmer protest, be it students, anganwadi workers, the city bus union, the autorickshaw union, the small traders association, the pump set workers... you name it.
Rich farmers will be blocking a substantial coverage of the farm loan waiver scheme in Maharashtra, as only 17 per cent of all defaulting farmers account for 46 per cent of total amount owed to banks