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  • COVID-19 | Using the crisis to propel much-needed agricultural marketing reforms May 16, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Using the crisis to propel much-needed agricultural marketing reforms

    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

  • Nirogi Rajasthan, prosperous farmer top priorities for Rajasthan govt: Ashok Gehlot Feb 20, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    Nirogi Rajasthan, prosperous farmer top priorities for Rajasthan govt: Ashok Gehlot

    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.

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams govt over farmer suicides Feb 04, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams govt over farmer suicides

    "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.

  • Farmer from Beed district wants to be Maharashtra CM till Shiv Sena-BJP row on top post ends Nov 01, 2019 08:51 AM IST

    Farmer from Beed district wants to be Maharashtra CM till Shiv Sena-BJP row on top post ends

    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.

  • Economy | The Indian farmer is driven by economics Oct 25, 2019 12:29 PM IST

    Economy | The Indian farmer is driven by economics

    The 2019 livestock census read in its entirety indicates that the non-vegetarian lifestyles in India are on the rise.

  • TMC revamps farm unit to win over rural areas Jul 22, 2019 03:26 PM IST

    TMC revamps farm unit to win over rural areas

    TMC leaders had been confident that the farmers were solidly with the party till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections stunned them 

  • Opinion | Why the Kisaan Samman Nidhi Yojana will not be effective Feb 14, 2019 01:02 PM IST

    Opinion | Why the Kisaan Samman Nidhi Yojana will not be effective

    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.

  • Farmers, middle class-friendly Budget to fuel demand, boost economic growth: India Inc Feb 01, 2019 04:12 PM IST

    Farmers, middle class-friendly Budget to fuel demand, boost economic growth: India Inc

    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'.

  • Budget 2019: Govt announces PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi, farmers to get Rs 6,000 per year Feb 01, 2019 11:35 AM IST

    Budget 2019: Govt announces PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi, farmers to get Rs 6,000 per year

    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.

  • Unrelenting farmer distress highlights pressing need for an overhaul Jan 16, 2019 02:45 PM IST

    Unrelenting farmer distress highlights pressing need for an overhaul

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the market Jan 08, 2019 05:15 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the market

    Here's a roundup of the key happenings in the commodities market, with a deep dive into some of the most active counters

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the market Dec 13, 2018 07:34 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol | Roundup of key happenings in the market

    Here's a roundup of key updates in the commodities market.

  • India's sugar output may drop next year as drought cuts cane planting Dec 12, 2018 04:22 PM IST

    India's sugar output may drop next year as drought cuts cane planting

    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.

  • Opinion | APMC bill withdrawal by Maharashtra is a textbook case of how not to introduce reforms Dec 05, 2018 12:53 PM IST

    Opinion | APMC bill withdrawal by Maharashtra is a textbook case of how not to introduce reforms

    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

  • Opinion | Why sugar exports to China can be a turning point for sector Nov 12, 2018 12:20 PM IST

    Opinion | Why sugar exports to China can be a turning point for sector

    The government-to-government level trade deal to export sugar to China will be a game changer for the beleaguered sector

  • India set to raise support prices for winter crops amid farmer anger Oct 03, 2018 01:40 PM IST

    India set to raise support prices for winter crops amid farmer anger

    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.

  • Editor's Take | Cabinet approves 25 percent hike in ethanol prices Sep 12, 2018 04:45 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Cabinet approves 25 percent hike in ethanol prices

    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.

  • Opinion: $12 bn farm relief package is no balm for Trump's self inflicted wound Jul 27, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    Opinion: $12 bn farm relief package is no balm for Trump's self inflicted wound

    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

  • Opinion I Why the govt's sweet tooth could give diabetes to India's sugar sector Jul 20, 2018 02:34 PM IST

    Opinion I Why the govt's sweet tooth could give diabetes to India's sugar sector

    An overdose of sugar incentives is affecting both the sugar sector in India and the world

  • Punjab expects paddy to cover 30 lakh hectares; sowing to begin from June 20 Jun 19, 2018 06:01 PM IST

    Punjab expects paddy to cover 30 lakh hectares; sowing to begin from June 20

    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.

  • Short-term solutions like MSP, farm loan waiver will not put an end to farmers' income woes Mar 13, 2018 04:28 PM IST

    Short-term solutions like MSP, farm loan waiver will not put an end to farmers' income woes

    Maharashtra has a lopsided allocation of resources that favors certain crops and orphans others, which further aggravates the issue of farmers' incomes.

  • Odisha launches Rs 96-cr scheme to increase fish production Nov 27, 2017 03:59 PM IST

    Odisha launches Rs 96-cr scheme to increase fish production

    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.

  • UP disburses Rs 7,371 cr in 1st phase of farm loan waiver Sep 13, 2017 02:20 PM IST

    UP disburses Rs 7,371 cr in 1st phase of farm loan waiver

    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.

  • Is Rajasthan’s Sikar the new Mandsaur? Entire town rises to support farmer agitation Sep 11, 2017 01:45 PM IST

    Is Rajasthan’s Sikar the new Mandsaur? Entire town rises to support farmer agitation

    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.

  • Loan waiver politics: Nearly half the amount due to merely 17% of Maharashtra farmers Jun 30, 2017 12:38 PM IST

    Loan waiver politics: Nearly half the amount due to merely 17% of Maharashtra farmers

    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

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