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  • Rahul Gandhi writes to FM Nirmala Sitharaman seeking relief to farmers on repayment of crop loans Jul 30, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi writes to FM Nirmala Sitharaman seeking relief to farmers on repayment of crop loans

    The former Congress chief said his parliamentary constituency Wayanad in Kerala is home to a significant number of small and marginal farmers growing cash crops.

  • If you're concerned about farmers, allow Lok Sabha to function: Narendra Singh Tomar tells Opposition Jul 27, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    If you're concerned about farmers, allow Lok Sabha to function: Narendra Singh Tomar tells Opposition

    He made the remarks while replying to a supplementary query related to an insurance scheme for farmers during the Question Hour as the Opposition members continued their sloganeering on various issues, including the Pegasus snooping allegations and the new farm laws.

  • Farmers Protest | Delhi Govt grants protesters permission to hold demonstrations outside Jantar Mantar Jul 21, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    Farmers Protest | Delhi Govt grants protesters permission to hold demonstrations outside Jantar Mantar

    Earlier in the day, Satish Golcha & Joint CP Jaspal Singh had also visited Jantar Mantar, which has been the chosen site by farmers to stage protests against the three farm reform laws.

  • Sonia Gandhi asks Congress MPs to strongly raise issues of price rise, farmers' stir, COVID-19 in Parliament Jul 19, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    Sonia Gandhi asks Congress MPs to strongly raise issues of price rise, farmers' stir, COVID-19 in Parliament

    Party MPs would be moving adjournment motions in Lok Sabha to demand a discussion on these issues, party leaders said ahead of the commencement of the Monsoon session from Monday.

  • In Pics | Tales of Mumbai’s invisible urban farmers Jul 06, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    In Pics | Tales of Mumbai’s invisible urban farmers

    In this photo essay we explore Mumbai’s lesser-known urban farmers – from the natives of Aarey to the migrant farmers working on the city’s railway farms and, most recently, the women sanitation workers who’ve turned to farming in suburban housing societies.

  • Indian farmers expect to harvest record wheat, rice crops this year May 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Indian farmers expect to harvest record wheat, rice crops this year

    Rice output in the world’s biggest exporter and the second largest producer is estimated at a record 121.46 million tonnes compared to a forecast of 120.32 million tonnes in February.

  • Now, farmers can download digital copies of crop sale receipts in Punjab May 17, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Now, farmers can download digital copies of crop sale receipts in Punjab

    Punjab Mandi Board Chairman Lal Singh said this step will pave the way for ensuring real-time access to authentic digital sale receipt of their agriculture produce.

  • Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait Apr 12, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait

    He said for the talks to resume, the government should invite the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body representing the protestors who are camping at the three border points of Delhi at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November 2020.

  • Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws Mar 28, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a joint front of farmer unions, also said that it will observe "FCI Bachao Diwas" on April 5, adding that offices of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will be gheraoed from 11 am to 5 pm across the country.

  • Target of doubling farm income by 2022 won't be achieved if new agriculture laws aren't implemented: Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand Mar 28, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Target of doubling farm income by 2022 won't be achieved if new agriculture laws aren't implemented: Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand

    In an interview to PTI, Chand further said the blanket ban on genetically modified crops is not the right approach.

  • Govt wants to snatch farmers' future: Rahul Gandhi on new agri laws Mar 21, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Govt wants to snatch farmers' future: Rahul Gandhi on new agri laws

    Rahul Gandhi was addressing a function in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur to disburse cash benefit to farmers and cattle-rearers under the two schemes of the state government through a recorded video-message in Hindi.

  • From farms to mills, it's a long wait for Western UP farmers just to get sugarcane weighed Mar 07, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    From farms to mills, it's a long wait for Western UP farmers just to get sugarcane weighed

    Some pass their time chit-chatting about the ongoing protests, others while smoking bidis or cigarettes, but all of them sound worried about loads of sugarcane drying under a scorching sun, while Punjabi and Haryanvi songs continue to blare out loudly, either from their mobiles or small speakers fitted in their vehicles.

  • Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait Mar 07, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait

    The farmers are demanding a complete withdrawal of the three farm laws and the agitation will continue till the government meets our demands, Tikiat said on Saturday.

  • Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest Mar 06, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest

    Farmers young and old headed in cars, trucks and tractors to the highway for a five-hour roadblock to oppose three farm laws enacted in September 2020 they say hurt them by opening up the agriculture sector to private players.

  • Chidambaram slams govt over its stand on farmers' protest Feb 28, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Chidambaram slams govt over its stand on farmers' protest

    "The reward to the farm sector for growing at 3.9% in a recession year is to treat the protesting farmers as if they were enemies of the state," the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.

  • Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh Feb 22, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh

    Observing that an early resolution to the problem was critical to the safety of Punjab, witnessing a surge in smuggling of weapons into the state from across the border during the past 5-6 months, he asserted that he and his government continue to stand with farmers on the issue.

  • Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir Feb 21, 2021 11:17 PM IST

    Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir

    The 'Pagdi Sambhal Diwas' will be celebrated on February 23. This day will be celebrated in memory of Chacha Ajit Singh and Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said.

  • Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab Feb 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab

    "The farmers are voters. So are migrant workers, MSMEs, the unemployed and the very poor families. When it is their turn, they will vote against the BJP like the Punjab voters.

  • 'Will credit Rs 18,000 in your bank accounts if you bring BJP to power,' Home Minister Amit Shah tells Bengal farmers Feb 11, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    'Will credit Rs 18,000 in your bank accounts if you bring BJP to power,' Home Minister Amit Shah tells Bengal farmers

    After refusing to implement the PM Kisan scheme for a year, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had last month agreed to roll out the cash benefits of Rs 6,000 per year in the state.

  • Don't make it prestige issue; repeal farm laws, draft afresh after consulting farmers: Sachin Pilot to Centre Feb 11, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Don't make it prestige issue; repeal farm laws, draft afresh after consulting farmers: Sachin Pilot to Centre

    A day ahead of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's visit to Rajasthan to raise the voice of the farmers against the farm laws, he said that the Centre should withdraw the laws and after thorough consultation with farmers and states, come up with a new set of legislations which the tillers would themselves want and is not something that is forced upon them.

  • Farm laws not religious scriptures that changes cannot be made: Farooq Abdullah Feb 09, 2021 11:06 PM IST

    Farm laws not religious scriptures that changes cannot be made: Farooq Abdullah

    Abdullah also asserted that Lord Ram belongs to the whole world. "Ram belongs to all of us. The way Muslims have held on to the Quran, the Quran is not just ours," he said.

  • Rakesh Tikait calls on farmers for 'tractor revolution' Feb 07, 2021 08:14 AM IST

    Rakesh Tikait calls on farmers for 'tractor revolution'

    During a speech to supporters at the Ghazipur protest site, Tikait reached out to the farming community, many of whom especially in the Delhi-NCR region have been upset over the National Green Tribunal's ban on diesel vehicles, including tractors, that are over 10 years old.

  • BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal Feb 05, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal

    Speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament, BJP member Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe said the government is committed to the welfare of farmers and has taken a slew of steps in the last six years in that direction.

  • Govt insensitive; if farmers leave peaceful path it would lead to major crisis in country: Sharad Pawar Feb 05, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Govt insensitive; if farmers leave peaceful path it would lead to major crisis in country: Sharad Pawar

    Slamming the government for erecting multi-layered barricades, concertina wires with iron nails studded on roads, Pawar said this did not happen even during the British rule.

  • Delhi police issues clarification on FIR filed against Greta Thunberg, says no one is named Feb 04, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Delhi police issues clarification on FIR filed against Greta Thunberg, says no one is named

    This is in the wake of her tweets supporting the ongoing farmers' protests at the Delhi borders.

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